Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cake in progress.
oil on panel, 14" x 18"

This subject interests me in three ways: there's fire, there will be reflective highlights in the silver platter, and it is of course, dessert. Our friend Leslie baked this cake for her husband's 51st birthday and when I saw it I knew immediately I wanted to paint it. It contains so many challenges, but so far, so good. With all the underpainting in place, I'm slowly working my way down from the top to the platter. I spent a number of hours on those candles today on this rainy Sunday.


  1. He was 51. I will be 50 this month. But that's our little secret. Of course the 12 candles give no hint — other than I didn't want to light the house on fire.

  2. That's a challenging subject Denny. Looking forward to the finish.

  3. Leslie~ we stopped our candle count around ten, I think...

    Erik, thanks, I'm going to try to get this one done by next week.