The classic combination of chocolate and almond, surrounded by salmon pink. (I know, any mention of fish in connection with chocolate sorta kills the joy! But "salmon" really is the best way to describe this fresh pinky-peach color!) I love how the broken lines of purple dance around the cup and cause a little "reticulation." That's the vibrating buzzing kind of feeling you get in your eyes when you stare at tight stripes, or the edges of complementary colors. Enjoy!
What a delightful cupcake! Caramel is drizzled across the top then pulled into a delicate feather design. All this on top of another layer of caramel and cream. The deep teal background shows off all the warm tones in the caramel. Have a great day!
What a beautiful, fresh looking cupcake! Strawberry slices on top, and little bits of chopped strawberry dotted around the edges, cream filling and whipped cream, this one has it all! The background is a pale celery green to make the pale pinks in the cupcake shine. Don't let this one get away!
I love all the color in this cupcake, and the brick red background just makes it sing! Striped chocolate sticks and a rainbow of candies crown a delicious scoop of dark chocolate frosting. Sneak a little color into your life, and a little chocolate! Enjoy!
I don't know about you, but I'm kinda worried about the old guy... Spice cake, topped with a generous scoop of cream, and what's left of St. Nick. The background is a chilly snowy blue. Only one more cupcake before Christmas, have you been naughty or nice?
The raspberry fruitcake cupcake, (try saying that three times fast!) Flecks of nuts, berries, (and all that mystery stuff that makes fruitcake), glimmer through in today's cupcake. Topped with cream and a fresh raspberry. The background is a neutral chocolate brown, making this go with just about anything, including yesterday's cupcake, what a great pair!
Cupcake #333 is a delicious combination of cherry and chocolate! The chocolate cake is topped with a generous scoop of cherry icing, then rolled in cherry infused coconut. A trio of cherries grace the top. The background is a silvery grey, a neutral color to allow the red to shine!
Christmas colored sprinkles top this triple layered cupcake. Are these three layers of frosting even possible? Probably not in real life, but anything is possible here, just call it one of the wonders of the Christmas season! Enjoy!
A happy holiday cupcake! Swirls of frosting snow are a perfect spot to plant a few Christmas trees, surrounded by a rich red the color of red velvet. Have a great day, hope your holiday shopping is almost done!
Cupcake #330, the "winter wonderland" cupcake, or perhaps the "let it snow" cupcake! It's about as sweet as it can be, and in keeping with the chilly weather we've been having. Please pardon our absence for the past few days, a minor computer problem has developed into a major one, somewhere along the lines of simply "buy a new computer" being the only option. Sigh, hopefully we can get this all back together without any more interruptions.
What can I say? It's not often I'm at a loss for words, but, but but... The flamingo cupcake, a birthday present for Scott's sister Jennifer, a long time flamingo collector. With this cupcake comes wishes for blue skies, warm water, and plenty of sunsets as Jennifer and David build their dream house on the Florida panhandle. xo
I think one of the best things about a cupcake is that the icing to cake ratio is much higher than regular cake! And this is a perfect example, a great scoop of chocolate icing rolled in chocolate sprinkles. Another dab of icing is used to glue the cherry on top! The background, a bright spring green makes the cupcake pop! Enjoy!
I think we should call this the denial cupcake, here we are in the cold, buried in ho ho ho and all that holiday spirit. And here comes Scott down the studio stairs with this super citrus cupcake. Florida colors abound! Enjoy the complementary colors, there are two pairs here, then close your eyes and think of warm sand and pink flamingos!
What a pretty thing! A Neapolitan cupcake! Starting with a dark chocolate cake, and piled high with layers of frosting this little cupcake is sitting on a background that is about the color of a vanilla sugar cookie. Anyone really sweet on your holiday shopping list? This may be the answer!
Happy holidays! Red and green maraschino cherries nestled in a pool of chocolate should get anyone in the holiday spirit! Surrounded by a brilliant red background, the chocolate, cream, and cherries practically sing, enjoy!
This sounds perfectly delicious, a sweet potato cupcake, topped with toasted marshmallows and candied pecans. Warm and gooey. The background is a fresh pale green that brings out all the warm oranges and touches of red in the cupcake. What a delight!
This almost sinful looking chocolate cupcake is dotted with a ring of chocolate covered raisins. The background is a subtle taupe to allow the velvety rich red to shine. Do you have a little corner that could use a little punch of color, this may be just the ticket! Cheers!
Apricots, pine nuts, and honey. No kidding, that's what is drizzled all over this cupcake. As they say down here, "It'll make you want to slap your Mama." Surrounded by a deep plum background to make the colors in the cupcake shine. Simple and luscious, enjoy!
We had our first "hard freeze" here last night, yes, it even freezes in Georgia! So Scott decided to dump all the wintry cupcake ideas and head for a little escapism! If you've already had enough of frosty windshields, or slush and snow, here is your cupcake. Wishing you sunny skies and warm waters!
'Tis the season to be jolly, (fa la la la la la la la lolly is the next line at our house!) Red and green are another pair of complementary colors on the color wheel. But they have been so taken over by Christmas that they are hard to get away with using at any other time of the year. So we are going with it while we can! Enjoy this perfectly gorgeous chocolate cranberry cupcake, it is even prettier in person!
So this is the deal everyone! We will be posting a new cupcake painting Monday through Friday. Each of these sweet little babies is 5" square. They are painted in acrylic on a canvas that wraps around the stretcher bar and is 1 1/4" deep. The sides are painted black so they don't have to be framed. (But you can if you really want.) Each painting is signed by Scott on the back. The paintings sell for $125 each, this includes priority shipping via USPS to your address. If you are a local patron we would be happy to personally deliver it! Sales are all first come, first serve, and each piece is an original. So, if you see one you really really want don't fiddle! Email me (Kathrine) at firstname.lastname@example.org Tell me the name of the cupcake you want, your mailing address, and a phone number where you can be reached. We accept checks, Visa, Mastercard or Discover, or we can bill you through Paypal. Whichever is most comfortable for you, and we'll work out the details. That's it, easy, right?
These little paintings are so nifty they'll work just about anywhere, kitchen, dining room, a child's bedroom, even your bedroom, talk about sweet dreams! Maybe not the dentist's office, but who knows!
I am a professional artist happily married to another professional artist! Scott and I met in the South of France, and have built an interesting life here in the small town of Jackson, Georgia. We travel a lot and exhibit in Fine Arts Festivals throughout the U.S. When we aren't doing that we are usually puttering in our studio in the back yard, working in the garden, or fiddling with any number of other projects. Our lives have been made even more fun by our collection of goofy critters, which includes three cats and one spoiled dog!
I have two blogs which I try to tend to regularly, Dresspaintings, and (Elle)ements. The dresspaintings are "the big girls" multi paneled mixed media paintings, and the (Elle)ements are little elements of the big pieces. 4" square canvases containing fragments and bits of stories from "the big girls." I hope you enjoy them all!
R. Scott Coleman is a signature member of both the Southern Watercolor Society, and the Georgia Watercolor Society. He has been a professional artist for almost 40 years, with works in numerous public and private collections in the US, Canada, and beyond. This is Scott's first series in acrylics, and I think they've turned out pretty darned cool! If you'd like more info on Scott, check out our web site at www.thespringgallery.com