Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes

 "Red Velvet Cupcake" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

"Red Velvet Cupcake #2 -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

You can tell which one was painted last, even without looking at the title.  The darker one was painted late in the afternoon, as the light was growing dimmer.  I never paint under artificial lights.  The glare bothers me.  It's overcast about 98% of the time in winter here in NW Michigan, so the days are usually rather bleak.  
What I loved about this Red Velvet Cupcake is the deep red of the cake!  Notice on the first cupcake, how red it looks?  The brighter light and angle helped bring it out.  I was focusing more on the beautiful patterns of the frosting on the second painting. 

This cupcake came from Simplycupcakes in Traverse City, Michigan.  The description on their website is: A southern classic… a red cocoa cake finished with a creamy cream cheese frosting and red sprinkles.

Mmmmmm!  What won't they come up with next?

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