Monday, February 7, 2011

Hint of Mint

 "Hint of Mint #1" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

 "Hint of Mint #2" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

"Hint of Mint #3" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

However garish the green frosting might seem to some of you purists,  as an artist, I enjoyed painting these.  A new color is a treat.  For 30 years I worked on the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.  Our plant made Lincoln Town Cars.  I always paid attention to the car colors.  I had my favorites.  At the beginning of every model year, I had hopes for new, exciting colors.  But they were Lincolns: very sedate colors -- grays, browns, black, navy.  One year they had 3 shades of white!  Oh, boo-hoo!  How I longed for turquoise!  So you can see how much I'm enjoying this green frosting.

Hint of Mint is another wonderful creation from Simplycupcakes, a gourmet bakery in Traverse City, Michigan, that specializes in nothing but cupcakes. This one is chocolate cake with mint buttercream frosting, topped with an Andes Mint.  The smell --- oooh la la!

I'm trying to do at least 3 paintings from each cupcake.  Each one I try to do slightly differently, turning it at a different angle, exploring the many "moods".  I especially enjoy looking straight down at it (#2 here).  It looks almost like a miniature galaxy.  Gives the viewer the impression that he/she is about to fall face-first into it.  Whatta way to go, eh?

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