Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This One's For You, 6x6 Inch Oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald


You know you want it.  I know you deserve it. Tender white cake with creamy home made frosting - and just a light sprinkle of colored dots.  A celebration, a treat, an indulgence.  Just this once….. I made it for you!

All that's missing is my little block signature.  Coming tomorrow. and almost dry!  Seriously, can you tell how much fun this was for me to paint?  Yesterday in my Small Painting class at the Providence Art Club we first made a number of little Value Studies, where you just use one sort of neutral color (I used Burnt Umber) and white, and establish the darks and shadows, and get yourself a good composition. Then paint it … and then eat it.  It was a gift to my students who had such a great attitude and aptitude this Fall.

What I liked about this cupcake was the view (well, ONE of the things I liked about it - it was dee-lish, I  tell you).  It was monumental looking for a small piece of cake topped with dreamy frosting.  Here are my value studies:

I'm like an athlete in training (stop laughing!). Painting every moment, getting ready for the Little Pictures Show at the Art Club, The change-up of paintings at the Art Stable next week, and the North River Arts Holiday Sale.  How could I forget… Girls Just Wanna Paint group is having a SHOW at Thayer Academy's Gallery!
Annnnnnnd… I'm moving out of my studio, stuffing the contents of a 1,100 sq. foot studio into my living room.  Never a dull moment in my life!  Wish me luck!

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  1. Bonjour,

    Comment résister à ce plaisir des yeux ?... Une très jolie peinture.
    gros bisous

  2. I don't know what I like more...the value studies or the finished painting! LOL Of course, the draw to all of them is the cupcake. I definitely want it! (Cake is a downfall for me...which is why I never make it because I would eat a whole 11 x 13 cake in two days by myself!)

  3. YUM! Nice painting AND a great lesson! They are so lucky to have you! Hang in there. It will all come together and before you know it, you will be sipping tea at your easel overlooking the water!

  4. Yummy!! Your food paintings are amazing. LOVE the value studies!!!

  5. This is making me want a cupcake. Yum!


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