Sunday, November 14, 2010

Double Batch of Frosting
oil on panel
14" x 18"

So many challenges with this painting, but I'm pleased with the results.

Time for cake!

(Thank you, Leslie R.!)

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.