Friday, August 13, 2010
Study of "Indulgence", oil on canvas, 8"x10"
It's no secret, I have a major sweet tooth. I usually never allow myself to go near a bakery, but nonetheless today I found myself detouring from the salad bar into Whole Foods' bakery. I was just curious (I swear!), and let's face it, there's usually free samples on Friday afternoon. Thankfully the expression "Curiosity Kills The Cat" did not prove true, and I discovered the most delectable happily colored mini cupcakes one can hope to find in a grocery store bakery. The whole idea of this array of vibrant colors, and enough sugar in one bite that one feels the need to find some sort of justification for the consumption, inspired me to buy a dozen and give them a go on the canvas. With their feel-good nature and Wayne Thiebaud's cake paintings running through my head, I created the study above, simply to see if I could make it look juicy and real enough. It's a small study, with the orange icing heating from the lamp and melting on the side... which I kind of like. The next canvases will probably have a row of cupcakes and/or a classic move of mine (you guessed it!) a cropped view of the cupcake.
From my over zealous writing, you are correct in guessing I ate my yummy, sugar filled subject immediately after finishing my study; Happy Friday afternoon indeed.
$75.00 (+ tax and shipping)