How to Paint a Nest of Blue Eggs

by Liz Meiron

Use acrylic paints to paint a nest with 4 blue eggs.

Supplies

  • Acrylic Paints-colors pictured
  • Paint Brushes
  • cup of water
  • paper towels
  • paper plate/pallett
  • canvas
  • piece of chalk
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Sorry, all of these photos are sideways, but I can't figure out how to rotate them in Snap guide. The orientation of this painting really doesn't matter. So, to begin, use chalk to draw a circle.

    Step 2

    The circle needs to be large and hanging off the canvas.

    Step 3

    Here are the colors of paint I used.

    Step 4

    Next, Paint the Circle brown.

    Step 5

    The back ground will be a mixture of blue, purple and white. Mix these colors however you want, as rough or smooth as you want.

    Step 6

    I blended mine from light blue to light purple.

    Step 7

    You can see my brush strokes through out the background.

    Step 8

    Now for the nest. I am using three colors, light brown (burnt Sienna), mustard (Yellow ochre), and off white (unbleached titanium).

    Step 9

    Use a small round tip brush and start with the darker of the three colors to add a twig like texture around the brown circle. Brush strokes should go off the circle and cross each other.

    Step 10

    Keep doing this around the circle working from dark to light. Notice the textured strokes follow the contour of the circle which is darkest in the center.

    Step 11

    Allow that to dry for a few minutes, or break out the blow drier. Use your chalk to draw a few egg shapes. Make sure they are all the same size. I drew four, you can draw 2 or 3 or 4.

    Step 12

    Use the same small brush to paint the eggs the light blue color. We will also use white towards the center of each egg to make them look more 3D.

    Step 13

    Step 14

    Blending in the White paint. Don't worry about rinsing your brush, allow the colors to blend.

    Step 15

    Notice they are a darker blue around the outer edges.

    Step 16

    Lastly, add a few dark brown speckles of various sizes on the eggs.

    Step 17