When I paint clothe, I learn so much about values and how they impact form. This painting pairs cloth with a basket of eggs - mixed browns and creamy whites. I used the chiaroscuro technique which I'm drawn to. I love the drama the shadows and light create with this method.
Eggs & Battenburg
14 x 22
To add to it's interest... I decided to include some silver items in this still life. I have only painted silver once before and found it to be challenging...especially in an all black studio with controlled lighting. I'm planning to use silver more often so I can study reflections and the way light affects it...so if any of you have some silver objects you care to loan... please speak up...:)
Oh..this painting is still wet so you'll notice a few areas that have "sunken in", which will be corrected once it's completely dry and varnished. :)