Wait, Hold the Sprinkles!



"Wait, Hold the Sprinkles!" 
5.5x10 oil on canvas
© 2009 Carol Horzempa
NFS

I hate sprinkles! I can't think of anything worse than biting into a soft, delicious cupcake piled with sweet fluffy frosting and then biting into hard crunchy sprinkles to spoil the whole experience.

In Karin Jurick's DSFDF challenge she included a video of Wayne Thiebaud. I was fortunate enough to see a Thiebaud exhibit years ago and fell in love with his paintings of common foods and cityscapes. What an amazing artist, he is 87 years old and still paints every day!




In this challenge I used Classic Artist Oils that has linseed oil mixed in with thickeners which has the consistency of butter. I've only used these paints once before years ago and thought it would be perfect for this challenge especially the frosting. I ended up using my palette knife and applying the paint like I would as if frosting a cupcake along with some brushwork. I was almost tempted to lick my fingers.

14 comments:

  1. I'm with you on the sprinkles. Your beautiful complimentary colors are outstanding and I also love the cropped close-up, too. Very well done.

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  2. I really like the orangey background and the shadow colors in your cupcakes, Carol!
    The crunch of the sprinkles is not my favorite either but they sure add a festive look...a little like confetti.
    I like Classic Oils too.

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  3. Dang Girl!!! I love the color palette you've chosen, I love love love the creamy white, shiny swirls of what appears to be 7 minute frosting on these cupcakes.

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  4. Beautiful job with the challenge, Carol. I love the bold colors.

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  5. I'm glad you didn't lick your fingers! This one is one of my favorites, fantastic job!

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  6. Fabulous palette of complimentary colors..and yummo on the frosting!

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  7. Love the color scheme. Looking at your painting makes me want to dip my finger in the frosting and have a taste. Yum!

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  8. Beautiful, I love the rich color of your piece.

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  9. I absolutely love the colors you have used here. Looks fantastic! I have to agree with you about the sprinkles. Although I think they are so pretty, I do not like to eat them!

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  10. Beautiful swirling deliciousness. Had to laugh about licking your fingers...I would have had to have licked the palette knife!
    ps...I agree about those enjoyment hindering pretty sprinkles.

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  11. Great work, Carol! That frosting is superb. Will have to check out those buttery Classic Artist Oils.

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  12. Hands down, one of my top faves of this challenge. LOVE that orange and the way you outlined with red. Great creative touch leaving the sprinkles off. You left just the right amount to make the painting really interesting. Beautiful job!

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  13. Your cupcakes came out fantastic. Love those purple shadows

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  14. The texture you achieved really does remind me of Thiebaud! And the orange...STUNNING!

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