Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cupcake #85 **sold**

This one is a beauty! But really, how can you go wrong with chocolate, strawberry, and kiwi?! This little cupcake shows off it's full range of values, from the deep dark chocolate in the shadows, to the flicker of white light bouncing off the fruit. Value is important in a painting because the eye registers light and dark before it sees color. So a piece that has a good range of values is easy for the eye to "read" quickly. All of this surrounded by a warm fleshy pink, that is both a contrast to the pale green in the icing, and echoed in the highlight in the chocolate. Yum!

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