This is a study of a larger painting I am working on. The overall concept has been incubating in my mind for several months, and I have occasionally tried out different approaches to part of the idea. Testing and then evaluating what to add or subtract.
The design concept of this painting was to explore the subtle light and dark shapes of simple shapes like eggs against a dark background. I was inspired the quite still lifes by Francisco de Zurbarán. I like the strong light and dark shapes and the stillness of his compositions.