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formerlyunknownart
03-18-2007, 08:30 PM
Hi all,

Well Dianna promises eggs to be "sure fire sellers" so lets hope her formula works for me too. :)

had a bugger of a time with the stitching of the cloth but finally got it "ok." I'll probably go back and blend the cloth better, I'm just egghausted right now, ar ar.

C&C welcome and appreciated.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2007/71338-100_3988_00.jpg

David Patterson
03-18-2007, 08:48 PM
Beautiful, just beautiful!!:thumbsup:

David

formerlyunknownart
03-18-2007, 09:00 PM
Thanks Dave... I'm still in the market for a better name so if anyone thinks of one let me know

Usha
03-18-2007, 09:06 PM
Wow! Excellent work.
Regards,
Usha

lilbelle
03-18-2007, 09:13 PM
That is gorgeous! the embroidery on the cloth is amazing and the eggs are sooo smooth. Wow!
Lillian

Donna T
03-18-2007, 09:22 PM
Eggcellent! I thought this was the reference photo!

Donna T

NothingButPencils
03-18-2007, 09:26 PM
Eggsquisite! (Why is it so hard to resist egg puns?)
-Rich

M.A.
03-18-2007, 09:27 PM
Dramatic and eggciting! And looks marketable too.

Bhavana Vijay
03-18-2007, 09:59 PM
WOW Melanie...this is stunning!!

Bringer
03-18-2007, 10:00 PM
Hi Mellanie,

The only thing that one can see it's not real, is the cloth - it's really well achieved, of course.
Now, I have to say that the rest is outrageously realistic.
I'm impressed !

Kind regards,

Josť

t-sue
03-18-2007, 10:02 PM
Eggsquisite! (Why is it so hard to resist egg puns?)
-RichThat's eggsactly what I was going to say!! :D

All puns aside, this is yet another awesome piece of work!!!! :thumbsup:

nana b
03-18-2007, 10:20 PM
I think it is perfect and "if it's not broke, don't fix it!". It's gorgeous!

nana b

cal studio
03-19-2007, 06:59 AM
I love the way the embroidery draws your eyes up to the eggs!!! So beautiful! Wait type of paper did you use? Was it black?
Cathleen

SMARA
03-19-2007, 09:03 AM
Having just gone through Diannas tutorial thread in drawing and itching to get started on something out of my comfort zone I really admire this pic. If you are still learning then maybe there is hope for me yet!!
Aletta

Constellation
03-19-2007, 09:30 AM
Oh So Perfect! Donna Roth

Mary Brigid
03-19-2007, 10:45 AM
Fantastic Melanie
Mary brigid

ponting
03-19-2007, 10:55 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm so glad to hear that I egged you on into trying these little beauties!! :D The'll be gone in no time Melanie. I have one little suggestion and that would be to clean up the edges of your doily. The manufacturer that put that out may have done some shoddy workmanship but you don't have to let him get away with it. You don't want perfection but I would trim away that excess fabric leaving only slight uneveness for character. Bravo lady!! :thumbsup:

Cheers, Dianna :cat:

CindyW
03-19-2007, 11:08 AM
Perfection!!
Cindy

bnoonan
03-19-2007, 11:17 AM
Magnificent!!! Best of luck and keep them coming.

Barb

*Violet*
03-19-2007, 12:20 PM
absolutely beautiful ... i can't imagine it being difficult to sell ...

Paula Ford
03-19-2007, 12:30 PM
WOW, just gorgeous!!

Paula

Merethe T
03-20-2007, 07:05 AM
A winner! Love the details in the painting, and I really love the atmosphere you've created!

formerlyunknownart
03-20-2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks for all the nice replies and feedback everyone.

Cathleen, I used the sand colour of the LaCarte paper. The black is charcoal.

pastellar
03-20-2007, 12:43 PM
Hi Melanie!
This is eggstraordinary! (Had to think hard to find another "egg" adjective!) I do like super realism and you certainly have achieved that here! Is it all pastels? Or do you use pastel pencils as well? Absolutely wonderful!! Regards Diane.

*Marina*
03-20-2007, 12:48 PM
Beautiful painting, Melanie. The colour of the eggs is fantastic.

formerlyunknownart
03-20-2007, 04:06 PM
Hi Diane,

Yes I used pencils as well to clean up the edges.

bruce johnson
03-20-2007, 06:25 PM
O yeah .. O yeah ... this is good... very good... great stuff Melanie

alija1001
03-21-2007, 07:37 PM
Beautifully eggs on a lovely lace cloth. It looks so real.

Rose Baggs
03-22-2007, 07:47 PM
Stunning work!!! Love it!