"Mississippi Mud #1" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
"Mississippi Mud #2" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
"Mississippi Mud #3" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
This slice of cheesecake was a hoot to paint! I love the ziggy-zaggy stripes! This was the first time I'd ever bought a cheesecake -- so expensive! But I'm glad I did. This one was a "sampler" cheesecake, with various flavors.
The brown shades were interesting to mix. I do have a pre-mixed dark brown on my palette (one of Scott Christensen's Vasari colors), but as usual, I had to add "things" to it. Adding a touch of ultramarine blue makes a really great black". For the brown tones in the creamy part, I mixed ultramarine blue, cadmium orange, plus a touch of permanent red and a hint of white. Surprising about the red, but it needed it.
I was surprised to see how yellow the upper edge of the "crust" was. But it was there, so I painted it.