|Painting in progress. Chocolate Cannoli, day two. Chocolate cannoli |
have to be easier to make, then they are to paint.
I imagine Cannoli aren't easy to make, for they certainly aren't easy to paint. I spent the day searching for the mix of the darkest cannoli chocolate with some life in it. I wasn't entirely successful. As I keep working though, the answer will come; it always does.
|Pink is the connective color in this trip tyke.|
After a few comments yesterday that said these pastry paintings are more commercial than residential, I looked at my kitchen wall decor. I've got my mom's plate collection mounted, my MIL's needle point of a Matisse (where she replaced the white in the picture with beige for God sake. What did Matisse know); and three paintings of mine and one large platter I got from Mexico. My pastries seem right at home and do not tempt me to run out to the bakery to get a piece of torte. I just like the colors and that the painting is uniquely different.
I have thought of taking that painting down, replacing it with my mom's bagel dish and hanging the three new pastry panels over the three doors like fascia paneling. Might be cool? Certainly would be colorful. If my kitchen was bigger and I had more counter top runs, those acrylic panels would also look great in the back splash area. Practical too. Acrylics are more washable than walls. But I'm a cook. Unlike my clients, I keep a lot of utensils on the counter top. Those would have to go to keep the look simple. Ellis would be thrilled. He is not an advocate of "point of first use."
Now you see what you started? You asked me, round about, what are you going to do with these? I'm going to finish painting them. Then maybe I'll take them down to Greek Town to the bakery where I took the reference photos and ask them if they're interested? Or I could make a list of possible commercial "homes" for these and send a brochure--also to interior and kitchen designers. There are marketing possibilities--including over the three doors in my own kitchen. I'd put the three panels together in my dining room if I had one. Ellis and I eat around the large coffee table in the great room (that will seat eight). And when people come over (which is hardly ever), I'm a buffet hostess. People can eat where ever they like.
|Give me some vivid color in my kitchen and|