Unlike their human counterparts, hens lay the egg and then the chicks need to find their way into the world alone. It must be exhausting! At first I painted the eggs white, but there wasn't enough contrast. I made them green in honor of my Easter Egger Bantam (Ameraucanas), Bunny. She lays the most beautiful pale green eggs.
I only used a palette knife on the background. My painting friend and member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico, Margaret Heath, gave me a brush that is fabulous for feathers. The ends are uneven so give the fine lines for feathers. Thanks Margaret!
8 x 6 inches
Oil on Canvas