View Full Version : Wip: Eggs on satin, a challenge

12-27-2006, 02:43 PM
After seeing Ponting's Egg falls piece I just had to try it out my self. So I hope you don't mind Dianna, I'm making a wip version of this painting, thanks for the challenge. Now here's the photo I shot that I'm using as a ref:

The ref is a little to high for my paper so I cut out some of the middel fabric and bring the top egg down some. I've just begun on this wip tonight making the ground sketch and dooing som sampels of color. Here's my sketch drawing:
The paper is 34 x 40 cm and is white velour.
I'm going to work on this the rest of the year :lol: i think.
Sorry for the bad quality of the sketch, but my camera woulden't do better.

I'm working on this tomorrow and hope to have an opdate for you, this time WITH color :lol:
Thanks for watching

12-27-2006, 03:14 PM
Hej !

I'm sorry to tell you that you started wrong.
The fabric is satin and your paper is velour:p

Kind regards,


12-27-2006, 05:47 PM
The white on the left hand side is quite bright. Can you dim the light maybe? I'm just thinking of composition the white against the strong blue will be hard on the eye's, well my eye's... not sure of any one elses. The white seems so bright from here.

12-27-2006, 10:45 PM
Oh you are going to have fun with this one. I agree with subduing the over exposed too bright light on the left, but you probably have the actual setup in front of you and can easily make that adjustment. Photos don't ever capture the whole truth do they. I do think I would like to see fifth egg, perhahps nestled beside the one in the shadows in the rear. I'll be setting up chairs and taking a front row seat to watch this one, no more standing on shoulders to see :)

12-28-2006, 02:02 AM
hehe Josť, don't teas! ^^ :lol:

PrettyTulips > sorry about the bright shot. But my camera flash made that. It's just a piece of plain white velour, but my camera dossn't see it that way. :)

TJ > Yeah...it's going to be fun! ^^ I'll make sure theres a vacant chair in front, just for you ;)

12-28-2006, 08:09 AM

Here's the next wip, which my camera made a better picture of. :) Now comes the color stages! uhh....this is fun and exciting. Hope to post the next wip tomorrow. :wave:

Piper Ballou
12-28-2006, 09:54 AM
this is going to be a fun one to follow....velour can be tricky to work on.
I am pulling up a chair too....

12-29-2006, 07:27 AM
Thank you Piper. :D yes it can be tricky to vork on, but I love the stuff ^^

Here's the next wip:

12-30-2006, 09:21 AM
okay, now I finally got my colors and I'm starting on the satin:


Hope you like it. :D I'm going back to the drawingboard.

12-30-2006, 10:27 AM
This is looking great. I like the addition of the butterfly.


12-30-2006, 09:54 PM
Good start, I like the egg. The butterfly will be a nice note, I always like when there is an unexpected note in a painting. so, I'll just sit here a while sipping hot chocolate and wait for the next installment.

12-31-2006, 11:51 AM
Hello - waiting for the next installment - I love to see how two different people handle the same complexities - I think the butterfly will add that extra "zing" element. See you in the new Year. Aletta

12-31-2006, 01:59 PM
i also just looove the butterfly! looking good, watching!

12-31-2006, 05:34 PM
Thanks! And Happy new year. There's only 26 minutes to midnight in Denmark. :) See you all in the new year. :D

Jo Castillo
01-01-2007, 01:18 AM
This looks fun. Nice start, I'll be checking in on this.

01-01-2007, 07:50 AM
I've never painted on velour -- I hear people say they love it -- and then I hear others say it is terrible because if you tap it, all the pastel falls off!!! Boy, I couldn't stand that.

This is looking wonderful and can't wait to see all the installments. And, me too!!!! I love the addition of butterfly -- nice unexpected touch.

When working on velour -- do you have certain brands of pastel that you like better? And some that don't work as well?

01-01-2007, 08:14 AM
Jo > Thank you. :D

Marsha > Yes it is a love hate relationship with velour, some like me love it and others hate it. Yes I use Derwent pastel pencils and Faber-Castell pitt too. Those I find work best with the velour paper. Thanks for your kind words. :D