"Raspberry Waltz #1" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
"Raspberry Waltz #2" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
"Raspberry Waltz #3" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
The snow was still blowing on Thursday morning, but it wasn't too bad, so I made the 45 minute drive down to Traverse City, to Simplycupcakes. They're a gourmet cupcake bakery on Front Street. Their cupcakes are nothing like those horrible, day-glo cupcakes from the grocery store! Len Mayhew, the owner, is generously providing me with cupcakes to paint. Some will be for sale in the bakery; others are going to galleries. A bunch will be in a big show at Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey this fall, in their "Let Them Eat Cake!" show.
This cupcake is described on the Simplycupcake's website as:
Raspberry Waltz : An almond flavored sour cream cake topped with a raspberry sauce and white buttercream with toasted almonds and a fresh raspberry.
I'm trying to paint each cupcake at least 3 times. Rather than make carbon copy views, I like to vary them, moving the cupcake around a bit, maybe zeroing in on it from above. As if you're about to take a bite. I am trying to keep the background and shadow pattern consistent, though.
So far, I'm enjoying painting these little things. It's a nice break from the big still lifes for the time-being.