Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Day 6 - Cupcake and Ladybirds

 
Acrylic on board 16cm x 16cm
 
I had a lot on today, so I got up early and found a photo to paint from that I thought would be quick and easy. A simple cupcake. It was very not simple. I have no idea how it took so many hours to get it to this point but quite a few went into it. I thought I would add some extra shininess in the form of the two Venetian glass ladybirds.
 
In-between painting sessions I went for a swim at the beach. I happened upon a friend while down there and while we were chatting I found tomorrow's subject matter staring right at me. Stay tuned!
 
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16 comments:

  1. good job on a tricky 'simple' subject. looking forward to seeing tomorrow's subject

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  2. "Quick and easy" - famous last words. Just love how it turned out, especially the addition of the ladybugs!! Really sweet painting!!

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    1. Thanks Chris, yes, the quick and easy ones are very rare beasts indeed!

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  3. I can't tell you how jealous I am of your living by the sea , really my dream ! Love the shine you achieved on this delicious looking cup cake , and the ladybirds make the piece very harmonious !

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    1. I'm glad you like the painting Jane.
      I do feel very lucky living near our beautiful beaches, but no place has everything. I am envious of all the wonderful historical architecture and culture that you have in Italy and Denmark:)

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  4. The cupcake looks good enough to eat.

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  5. Hi Wendy, I am catching up with your paintings! Love what you are doing, beautiful colors! I love the shiny theme, not easy to accomplish but you are doing it so well!

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    1. Thanks so much Celia - you are very kind!

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  6. Looks good Wendy. You have been busy painting..

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  7. Wendy - you would never know that this cupcake was a challenge. It certainly looks good enough to eat. Like the balance of the ladybugs too. Hope you had a nice swim.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! I'm glad you say that as it really was a painful one to paint.
      Yes, the water was glorious thank you!

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  8. I know how hard cupcakes are to paint!!! I love the little bits of shine in these paintings, it's just enough. Good theme Wendy!

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    1. Thanks Karen, you are brilliant at shiny things!

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