"Cupcake Party" -- oil on canvas 30x40" -- Margie Guyot
After finishing painting just about every variety of cupcakes that Simplycupcakes makes, I wanted to pull them all (OK, most) together for a bigger still life painting. That's a vintage tablecloth under everything. I loved the cheery tulips in it. Had to throw a little vase of real tulips in as well, along with my favorite frog teapot, sugar and creamer set.
We only had a couple days of sun while I was painting this, so every time the sun came out, I focused on painting the shadow shapes. I think it's the shadow/light patterns that give a painting a feeling of reality.
I'd never painted Depression glass dishes in the sunlight before, and they were an interesting challenge. This painting has a feeling of "gay chaos" in it -- but isn't a good party a sense of "gay chaos"?