I am a studio painter, and have painted on all types of surfaces with a plethora of mediums. I chose acrylics as my medium of choice for the fact that it requires only soap and water clean-up and that it dries relatively quickly. I don't have to wait days to go on to the next section. I am able to handle it within 15 minutes or so (after all, I've given myself a week for each of the 50 eggs that I will be creating, and I am on a tight timeline). Acrylics have come a long way since I started with them as a teenager. The mediums they have added make it much easier to blend, and slow the drying time, and I will be incorporating one of those mediums in this experiment. So without further adieu, here we go.
I continue to tighten up the painting, adding little details here and there, correct and straighten the architecture, and work on the background foliage. And finally, it is finished!
Here is the middle band, flanked by two golden bands like the rimming of a teacup. I am very happy with the middle.
And lastly, when you boil it all down, you can see that the back side of the egg depicts an idyllic Vermont white clapboard church with steeple, set against a majestic mountain backdrop, dappled with the colors of fall foliage, with a rich and lush foreground of those rolling Vermont hills. I hope you have enjoyed this process with me. It might be a while before I "paint" another egg so I'm glad that you came along!