Monday, November 30, 2009

Cupcake #50 **sold**

Such a grown up cupcake, subtle, yet not simple. The colors are marvelous, chartreuse and taupe. One of the color theory lessons that I remember clearly from school was the question, "can you name 5 ways to change a color?" The answers were to add white (a tint) add black (a shade) add it's complement (to neutralize) add an analogous color which shifts the color entirely. But the tricky answer was "change the color around it." This is a great example of how the surrounding color affects the green, a deep neutral was chosen which allows the green to sing!
And for those who are really paying attention, there will be a perfect match to this one coming up in a couple of days! You'd think there would be a little more fanfare and horn blowing for the 50th cupcake! But this is the first of many milestones, so keep on checking in, and tell a friend!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cupcake #49 **sold**

Mmmm, a blueberry cupcake with a cherry on top, what could be better! Scott used a primary triad on this piece, being variations on red yellow and blue, which makes for a well balanced composition. Almost as well balanced as that cherry! And with Thanksgiving burnout setting in, that's about the most clever description I can come up with! Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cupcake #48 **sold**

Oh, such a pretty thing! We all have our favorite cupcakes and this is definitely one of my favorites. Raspberries and cream, on a pretty pink background. What a great gift for a girlfriend, or a baby shower, (anyone can buy another pack of onesies!) Start someones art collection, or freshen it up a bit, they'll love you for it!
The Daily Cupcake will be taking Thanksgiving off, we've got a turkey to cook, but we'll see you bright and early Friday morning with number 49!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cupcake #47 **sold**

A cheerful little painting, beautiful plump blackberries nestled on a mound of butterscotch icing. Surrounded by a deep coral background, this piece just sings! What a nice reminder of late summer to keep your heart warm!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cupcake #46 **sold**

This piece reminds me of a cross between Dr. Seuss, and the B-52's, and that makes for one crazy cupcake! And I get to use the phrase "analogous discord" again, which is when you lighten the value of the red to the same or lighter value as it's analogous color, orange, this creates the "discord." All in all this is just a really fun piece, it would add just a touch of crazy to a collection, or add a giggle to a little girl's room. Have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cupcake #45 **sold**

Here's one for all you whipped cream fans (can I hear Herb Alpert in the background? Boy does that date me or what?) Mounds of puffy cream, lavender background, and all the pretty color variations in the cup, not to mention the cream itself. Notice the complimentary colors, yellow and purple reflecting on the white. This is one of Scott's favorites, we'll see you next week!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cupcake #44 **sold**

Mmm, a lemon meringue cupcake, what a great idea! Surrounded by an antique robin's egg blue, this sunny little treat just shines, and would brighten up any room. Remember these are painted on a gallery wrapped canvas, and therefore stand up on their own, hanging is not required. They could sit on a windowsill, or end table, even in the china cabinet! This one is sure to make you smile, enjoy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cupcake #43 **sold**

A simple little vanilla cupcake with a farmers market worth of fruit! Blackberries, blueberries and a couple strawberries are this sweetie's crowning glory. All on a cotton candy pink background. You'll know if you have the perfect spot for this, or it may be perfect to give to someone else, if you can stand it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cupcake #42 **sold**

This cupcake totally amazes me. Somehow Scott has taken a subject that admittedly can be kind of feminine, did it up in blueberry and olive green, and now it looks so conservative it reminds me of business casual and button down collars. How did he do that? Really, that's pretty cool! The frosting has a touch of navy blue with three plump berries perched on top. The background is a great example of a neutralized color, olive green is made by mixing a bright green with a little of its complementary or opposite color on the color wheel. That would be red, so if you are a painter give that a try some time, and see the whole world of forest and mossy greens you can make when you add a touch of red!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cupcake #41

This little chocolate cupcake seems to be in a world of it's own, or orbit anyway! The creamy puff of icing is sprinkled with little chocolate minty bits. The background is a neutral almost peach color with an orbit of golden yellow. An interesting combination of transparent and opaque paint. Enjoy!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cupcake #40 **sold**

Although I'm sure this is a chocolate cupcake with a key lime topping, it smacks of rainbow sherbet, ( sorbet?) The colors are fresh and clean, and the "cherry on top" is doing whatever is necessary to stay in the picture! A cheerful piece, with retro inspired colors, it reminds me of ice cream parlours and summer vacations! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cupcake #39 **sold**

Hmmm, a little bit of crushed peppermint, a crazy pile of just barely pink minty icing. All on a warm burgundy background. Hate to tell you this folks, but this little cupcake, sweet 39, is here to let you know there are only 30 more cupcakes before Christmas! You can run, but you can't hide! Seriously though, do you know a fan of the daily cupcake who would be thrilled to find one of these little beauties under their tree? Perfect for the chef in your life, the cookie lady at church, a great place to start a young persons art collection. And from now, through Christmas, we will gift wrap, write a message on a gift tag, and send it to the giftie receiver of your choice for an additional $5. All you have to do is ask! And remember, it's not nice to shoot the messenger!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cupcake #38 **sold**

A bit of color to brighten up a room. No need to confine this piece to the kitchen or dining room, although you could, but it would be so fun in a child's room! Mountains of candy, on pale green icing. With a chunky raspberry background, you just know it will make somebody giggle! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cupcake #37 **sold**

A chocolate cupcake with a pecan on top, surrounded by a caramel background. So warm and sweet. So we all know red yellow and blue are primary colors, and that orange, green, and purple are secondary, so what is brown? Brown, olive, taupe, brick, are all examples of tertiary colors. Tertiary colors have all three primary colors in them. Brown is often made by first mixing orange by combining red and yellow, then adding touches of blue. Which is also the opposite of orange on the color wheel. This is also referred to as 'neutralizing' a color. But back in the real world, this just sings, warm, sticky, yummy, chocolate cupcake! Mmmmmm!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cupcake #36 **sold**

This is such a happy painting! A chocolate cupcake, not one of those fancy store bought ones, but one just like Mom, (or Mama, if you're from down here) used to make! Surrounded by a sunny yellow polka dottie background! Who didn't have a yellow kitchen at one time? How can you resist something that makes you smile so? Enough questions, have a bright, bright sunshiny day!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Cupcake #35 **sold**

Such a pretty thing! A coconut cupcake on robin's egg blue, this reminds me of all things shabby chic, and of course a blushing bride! Could you imagine trying to paint a white cupcake with white coconut? You'd never see anything but white unless you enhanced the blues in the shadows, and the warm yellows where the light is much color in this 'simple' piece! This brings us to the end of 7 weeks on the daily cupcake! We'll see you Monday morning!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cupcake #34 **sold**

A plump little raspberry for all you fruit fans out there! Piles of pink icing, drizzles of chocolate, surrounded by a neutral taupe background. This would be a perfect fit for a fancy little powder room, or as the more neutral option in a colorful grouping. Color theory fans know that neutral colors give the eye a rest between brighter colors, and keep them from fighting for attention. Enjoy, and tell a friend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cupcake #33 **sold**

Scott came down the studio stairs last night exclaiming "oooh this is going to be a hit!" And I think he may be right! Beautiful pastel colors, these are achieved by adding white to the main body of color, lightening the 'value' of the color. Value refers to the lightness or darkness in color theory. Add all the technical stuff to the southern Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting or icing depending where you come from, and I think Scott's correct. It's gonna be a hit!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cupcake #32 **sold**

A pretty little piece celebrating the colors of autumn. Here Scott is using a palette of analogous colors, orange, yellow and green. They are considered analogous as they sit next to each other on the color wheel, with yellow being the common color as there is yellow in both orange and green. But all that aside, it is a modern, grown up looking little cupcake that will just sing either by itself, or in a group! Enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cupcake #31 **sold**

I always have a soft spot for the chocolate ones! Several soft spots actually... The little wedge of dark and white chocolate nestled in the icing launches a simple cupcake instantly into art. I can't put my finger on it but this piece reminds me of '80's fashion...something Joan Collin's would have worn on Dynasty! Go figure? Anyway, my scanner has a problem interpreting this pink, in real life it's a little lighter, and warmer, perfectly yummy. Don't hesitate, I think this one will go quickly!