I tried not to look at the original picture too much so that it came from memory and not get too hung up on colour etc.
Today I had a go in fabric.
I used hessian for the background so had to use some layers of interfacing to not let the texture come through the bowls. I used quite a satiny fabric for the bowl and cup and a taffeta for the eggs. It has gold shot through it which adds interest to the eggs. I really enjoyed doing it. I will have another go at this at some point I am pleased with this result but it does not feel finished.
I have never had much interest in still lifes before but I am now seeing compositions all over the place. I like seeing them in just how the table is laid or the angle at which you see a bowl. I was even sketching a bowl of soup and childs beaker yesterday as I like the way they sat together. It was the apple juice carton and cups this morning.
You have been warned... there will be more of this!
On a completely different note.. does anyone have a good recipe for the icing/frosting that goes on the top of carrot cake? whenever I make mine it is very runny and slides off the cake onto the plate!