Friday, May 6, 2011

The Truth About Family Favorites, Oil, 8x8 inches

Commissioned Piece

Now a while ago I painted a donut painting called 'Family Favorites'.  Well, I guess they may have been SOME family's favorites, but I had totally blanked out the absolutely necessary 'Sprinkle' donut!  And in the meantime I bought 4 different boxes of donuts and they were all unsatisfactory in some way - crushed by the delicate hands of the 'donut lady', skimpy frosting (shame on DD's in Warren - people who want a frosted donut... LIKE frosting!), old, cracked glazed on the 'dipped' donut... uh, you NAME it.  So finally - old die-hard Dunkin fan that I am, I went to Sip and Dip donut and explained what I wanted (you see, I'm even happy to pay for TWO donuts to get extra frosting on one!) and Tina, the lovely waitress, took these back and gave them extra wonderful, gooey frosting and RE-DIPPED the honey dipped one.  I love this girl - she GETS it!

I hope my customer and her children enjoy this painting!  Susan Roden is only HALF expecting this post - kinda like our recent raid in the country that beings with 'P'!  She'll have chocolate frosting all OVER her!  heh heh heh... the Donut War resumes.....  She has been killing me lately with her pastries!
And I'm going to post some 'Challenge Meeting' photos from my Girls Just Wanna Paint group - some are hysterical, some I may have a 'hit' taken out on me for.... but I'll put up a 'page' on my blog for them!!!  Last month's theme was 'Fluffy'!
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20 comments:

  1. Delicious! Nice Painting of the donuts!...Daniel

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  2. If these donuts shops will know what is good for them, they should always give you the best, Kelley!

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  3. Wow! Loving this. Having just taken Carol's workshop I am just a' studying and I see so much more. Even more fabulous than I have ever thought. All the subtle nuances that you just nail. Wonderful painting!! Look forward to seeing pics from GJWP!

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  4. Looks good enough to eat. You really are an amazing artist.

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  5. Best donut painter on earth..love this

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  6. Well, here's to Tina! lol Another great, lip-smacking piece : ) The glaze on the one in the foreground is exceptional.

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  7. Kelley, I love the story about how you got these beauties, but take a bow, YOU painted them. Your client must be thrilled!

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  8. YUM! These donuts are fantastic!! And your story is great - you are very dedicated to getting the perfect donut! I love it! :)

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  9. Kelley, you just keep getting better and better! There you go again, with those donuts ... yummmm! What a beautiful painting - seems I could just reach out and grab one. A fresh cup o' coffee and one of your donut paintings is almost as good as a fresh cup and an actual donut!

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  10. Sha-bang!
    And a splat to my face Kelley - fine one(s)!
    Caught me with my mouth open and frosting on my face. What is a girl to do?

    I better get painting and quit eating the props:)

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  11. Impressive donuts,you are a master at this, and a great story! Love this post!

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  12. SCURMPTOUS! bad spelling but you get the idea! yum!!! beautifully done.

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  13. Way to go Kelley, taking control of how you want your donuts to look. DD better watch out...you know how we artists talk. Great piece.

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  14. Oh my god, how hungry you're making me!

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  15. Okay, it's almost midnight here and you made me want to get in my car and drive to the donut store!

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  16. I love the variety here for it's deliciousness, and delicious paint quality...mmmmmm

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  17. Okey Kelley, you have to check out this: http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/2011/05/donuts-on-top-of-cupcakes-whats-not-to.html. Now this would have smashed us both in the Donut War. Who would ever think of donuts on top of cupcakes?
    One word: d-e-c-a-d-e-n-t!

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