One of the interesting things for me in this blog is watching Scott's progression as an acrylic painter, he is just getting better and better. This piece is simply grand, from the shadows in the icing, to the modeling and negative painting techniques he uses in the pecans. All surrounded by a deep purple that makes the chocolate look a little warmer, and the icing a little creamier. One of my favorite color theory lessons of all time was when I learned that one way to change a color was to change the color around it. A really neutral or dull color can make another look brighter, and a cool color can make the others seem warmer. Enjoy!