TO THE BAKE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER. DON'T I WISH. A finished painting pushed out of the studio, no worries. Left sitting in the studio, I never know what little area will beckon me to pick up a brush for a bit more glaze or stick my finger in the paint jar for one more smudge to soften, to highlight. But not this time. I'm on to the next. I have two more 20 x 20 x 3/4" stretched canvases with which to work out the loose style I'd like to achieve without losing the subject matter. Sweet Choices #1 doesn't quite have the spontaneity I'm after; I suspect not enough use of wet into wet. Perhaps I'll get there with Sweet choices #2? If not, perhaps with Sweet Choices #3? I seem to be hung up on pasties. Curious with me always refusing the dessert tray. But painting them is quite satisfying--like licking batter out of the beat-bowl or swiping icing off the cake with your finger--just enough sweetness to satisfy.
REFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR SWEET CHOICES TWO AND THREE, the one above on the right of the post copy was the reference photo for Sweet Choices #1. Looking at the painting and the photo together, I don't think I put enough of myself in the painting. --"There's always going to be something with you, isn't there Joe?" (line from Joe Versus The Volcano, a favorite movie of mine).