Monday, September 7, 2009

Cupcakes 9 x 12 on Panel


The new challenge for DSFDF was the theme of cupcakes. Karin was inspired by the painter Wayne Thiebaud, who is known for his paintings of cakes and pies. If you go to the website that I have mentioned at the bottom of all the paintings there is a YouTube video of an interview with the artist and his work. With this painting I definitely wanted to do a knife painting. Using the palette knife was just like putting frosting on a cupcake. The thick luscious paint really made me feel like I was using frosting instead of paint. Afterwards I had to bake a cake.

4 comments:

Claire said...

Richly delicious! Love the thick application of paint for the icing - yum!!!

Karen Appleton said...

Thiebaud is one of my favorites, it is amazing how many artists have been inspired by his paintings. The cupcakes are fantastic. I love the clear color, thick paint, and strong contrasts! Beautiful painting!

Sheila said...

Lovely rendition! Simply Scrumptious!

dominique eichi said...

Very nice entry for DSFDF. Looking forward to seeing more DSFDF