My family and I have been to the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art in New York several times. We were just recently in Chicago for a family vacation, and one of our stops was the Chicago Art Institute. We spent the whole day there. Among the amazing art work and treasures, what in front of my wandering eyes did appear? Some really fine examples of Grecian vases:
I finish up with UGS Brick, wax the egg, and then unwax in the oven. I was pleased with the color combination and the embellishments, and even my father's portrait I thought was spot on. I was not happy with how the other stylized portraits turned out. I will not be showing anyone the other side of the egg, lest I assault some of your delicate and artistic sensibilities. So....it's back to the drawing board with another version of this egg. This time, I will just draw Grecian style pottery and vases...let's hope the second time's the charm!
After letting the egg rest for 30 minutes, I give it a quick dunk into vinegar to open up the pores.
Here is one of the vases on the egg, and a few other views:
The last step is to give the egg a couple of dips in Golden's MSA Hard Varnish with UVLS. One last thing that I wanted to remind some of you who are just beginning. You will make some mistakes along the way. Even a seasoned egger like myself will create eggs that I might not be satisfied with. My advice to you is to use this as a learning experience and try again, or revisit the design some time down the road, and do things a little differently, just as I have shown here. Never give up, never surrender! I hope you have enjoyed the process I have shared with you. I will have to show my father his portrait on the egg when he comes for his coffee and a little something sweet on the next Tuesday morning. All hail, Caesar!