View Full Version : Cherry on Top

04-24-2009, 10:14 PM
I've not done much acrylic painting and so in order to get familar with them, I'm going to do a series of fun paintings
called "Yummies". Here's the first.

Acrylic on 11 x 14 Stretched Canvan.

04-24-2009, 11:15 PM
Hi Maria!!
This looks so yummy!!

04-25-2009, 12:37 AM
That is yummy Maria! Great colors and BG. The cherry seems to float, if that was your goal, it looks great. Tempted to grab it by the stem....... :) TJ

04-25-2009, 01:58 AM
Thank you Kathie and Tony for responding to my first "yummie".

You're right Tony, I also thought that it looked like it was floating. I think I'll just flatten the bottom of the cherry a bit and tie in the shadow a little more.

I will have to go with my camera to the bakery to take pictures of all those yummies they have, also the ice cream store. I may be putting on a few more pounds.

04-25-2009, 02:30 AM
Ok...now you made me hungry!! :lol: Looks good!

04-25-2009, 07:23 AM
I'm getting a sugar wanna:) Very cool painting Maria!

04-25-2009, 07:36 AM
I don't like cherries, but that looks so yum!!!!!

04-25-2009, 08:37 AM
It looks yummy to me, I love cherries.

04-25-2009, 08:56 AM
Yummy looking. The cherry floats so if it was not your intention, you might try a cast shadow under it.

04-25-2009, 11:41 AM
"Yummies" sounds like great topic! This one looks really good. If you bring the icing up in front of the bottom of the cherry it would look more sunken in.

04-25-2009, 01:27 PM
looks like the kind of stuff Jelaine Faunce does, tho her's are more detailed......

04-25-2009, 03:43 PM
Thank you all, Susan, Anthony, JJ, Purple, Arlene, Lavender and Robert.

I'm glad it brought a smile and reaction to you all. Funny thing is that this one post has gotten more responses than any of my serious works. I guess that says something and I'll try and figure that out.

Fixed the way the cherry sits on top and it looks much better now.

Robert, I took a look at Jelaine web page and must say, she does some wonderful work. Nothing like this piece.
The was done strickly for fun, although I am giving it to my GD for her wedding shower. She loves cupcakes.

Again thanks everyone.

04-25-2009, 04:37 PM
Yes, they're not there - but if ye click the 'see more', some of her sweets ones are seen here - http://www.brushspace.com/artist-profile/Gallery.aspx?artist=Jelaine-Faunce1 she was speaking in her emails of gaining weight with getting all those delicious stuff from the bakery to render, tho she managed to avoid them later on [guess she had someone else indulge - :lol:] ...

[and yes, tho they're in oils, they can be done as well in acrylics as there's a formula to them if ye enlarge a few and study [not know where, or if, she kept the WIPs of them, and I didn't bother at the time, unfortunately]]...