Sunday, May 28, 2006

Illustration Friday - Cake



When you are obsessed with the 'everyday' I think it is only natural(?) to turn to cake. This one is titled "Mud Heart". Cake can be such a conundrum in itself. You go into the shop (and also if you make it yourself too) and you SEE the cake you want. You choose it firstly because of how it looks, catches you eye. Then you enquire as to its flavour. Mmmm, I think I'd like that! I'll take one. Hmmmm, looks a little lonely, and I quite liked the look of that one too, and what if someone comes around...
So by the time you get home you have more than you need for your (apparently because no one came) lonely existance.
As a visual person, you decide to paint it before you eat it. (For this one I put my timer on for 30 mins.) By the time you are done there are a thousand people asking what's for dinner and what can they eat and can they have that one and if you can get a word in to say "let's have it with a cuppa" you're lucky.
What did it taste like? I think Caitlin got to eat this one.
Anyway, the point is that cake always looks better than it tastes, except for the occasions when it tastes better than it looks, in which case there was no reason to paint it.

6 comments:

Rissa said...

Oh, my, that looks good enough to eat. :-D I am with you, cake is lovely to look at...and I agree that it is almost always a better visual experience. The exception was my older sister's wedding cake...there must have been ten pounds of butter in that frosting. The marriage is long over, but the memory of the cake lives on. LOL

Sioux said...

That cake does look good enoough to eat!

AnastasiaC said...

Great painting - looks dense and rich! but I agree, most cakes look better than they taste especially shop bought ones!

Teri C said...

I love how the chocolate looks like it would melt in my mouth. Great job!

arvindh said...

That's a fantastic illustration - very realistic!

Ujwala said...

looks very yummy! nice painting.