9.16.2009

Challenging Cupcakes


Karin's reference photo
Okay, so Karin Jurick posted a photo of colorful cupcakes to paint for the current Different Strokes for Different Folks Challenge. I thought, "How fun! This should be easy." Not so! It was hard. But I loved it!
What I loved about it was that Karin referred to the artist Wayne Thiebaud who is one of my favorites. It was a good reason to pull out my book and notes about him.
He uses incredible color in his paintings, but I also noticed that he spend a lot of time looking at positive and negative shapes, and shadows, and pattern/repetition....so I decided to go in that direction.
The drawing was hard! (I think it was the frosting!) And then I wavered between using two or three values or pencil or ink.....I tried them all and ended up with this. The end result may not reflect all of the time and thought that went into it, but it was a very valuable process to me and I enjoyed the srtuggle!

13 comments:

dominique eichi said...

I love this simple contrast piece. Well done.

Claire said...

Tuxedo cupcakes! I like how your broke it down into the shapes and patterns - very nice work!

Ann Rogers said...

Fun and unique, love it!

Lauren Maurer said...

Very nice!

Lauren Maurer said...

Lovely!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Nice Annie! I like your description of your process, and you are right, it was hard!!

L.Holm said...

Very fun! Nice to get back to the basics. Love it!

Edward Burton said...

A wonderful take of the challenge, Annie.

Gwen Bell said...

Love the Graphic look of this. Great job, Annie!

Diane Morgan said...

Love it! I also enjoyed reading about how you got there. Great job!

FCP said...

Hi Annie,
I tagged you to receive a "Kreativ Blogger" award on my blog, if you are interested.
I love the cupcakes; this is a great reminder about how to find the values. thanks for sharing,
Faye

supplies overflowing! said...

Hi!
I thought I was meeting you for the first time by way of Faye Christian Phillips, but I just realized that I have admired your work before, at Karin's site.
I love your work, and your blog. I'll be back!
jenny

Ninalee said...

What an original way to approach the challenge, and the image. A very graphic piece:)

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