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Broken Raw Egg Challenge

Broken Raw Eggs with Brown Shells

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board

This is my first ever (in my entire twenty plus years of painting) attempt at painting broken raw eggs.  If it wasn't for Carol Marine, I wouldn't even think they were worthy subject.  Just goes to show you can't judge an egg by it's shell.
I need to say, I've learned so much while painting this piece.  Mostly with light, reflected and translucent.  I'm also very happy with the outcome.  I know there are some weaknesses, but I decided this is best I could do at this time of my career and stopped while I was ahead.
Below are some images of how this progressed:
This is a shot of the actual setup.  I love Pyrex ware.  I still have my custard cups from...well somewhere in the late 60's
This is the painting pretty far along.  But I wasn't really happy with that black swath in the background, so I adjusted the color and value to make it reflect that this is going to be a happy painting.
The only thing left to do was to adjust the left egg yolk's highlight.  To make it look like it's sitting on top of a rounded yolk, not invading it!  My mom and I enjoyed these two and one more with sausage and toast...all cooked of course! 
Labor day weekend has officially launched and I would like to take a minute to thank those of you who read my blog and those of you who purchase my artwork.  I love painting and being a working artist is a job I don't want to quit, nor will I ever retire from.  Very few workers can say that.  So on this labor day, I'm very thankful for my job and especially for my patrons. - Brande


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