Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cupcakes...Mmmm

Cupcakes
11x14

Today was a lesson in humility. Apparently I needed it. When I first saw the photo for the Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge, I thought it would be a snap. No problem. Just some circles. Well, let me tell you, it kicked my butt. I'm still not happy with it and I spent way too long trying to get it right. One difficulty was the Yes canvas I used. It made the acrylics just slide around and gum up. I think the best way to approach this is with watercolors or liquid acrylics used like watercolors. So, I learned a few lessons today!

9 comments:

Uta said...

This is so mush fun. A painting a day. I look forward to it and am enjoying it sooooooo much. Thanks Deborah.

julie king said...

i think it's delightful!!! seriously!

Diana Marshall said...

I know what you mean about hard I have just finished my version in acrylics and wished I had used oils, boy this was a hard one, but you mastered it though.

Vern Schwarz said...

Debra, there are a lot more to these little cakes than meets the eye. Yours has a great feel to it which I really like.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I would agree that the cupcakes were harder than they appeared, Debra. Ultimately you prevailed and kicked back!

Leslie Hawes said...

These look great!
I struggled with the point of view, causing the cupcakes to look like something other than cupcakes.
That, and I had to keep getting up to nibble on something chocolate...

Becky Drees said...

I like them! I appreciate your struggle; but we keep learning... that's what it's all about, right?

dominique eichi said...

I like your entry to DSFDF, well done

Dean Grey said...

I like that attitude, Deborah!

You made a mistake but learned something in the process.

I love how the cupcakes are all lined up. And the colored sprinkles every which way add a touch of whimsy to this painting.

Delicious!!

-Dean