I went through a moderately obsessive period of painting baked goods. Mostly slices of cake, but also baguettes and macarons. This is one of those paintings.
Happy birthday to Rhonda!
Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.
This cake is leaning. This is what happened.
I wanted to do cake paintings, specifically, triangular slices of cake. These are surprisingly hard to find, because a lot of the bakeries are degenerate and sell square slices of cake.
But I persevered. I went to all the supermarkets, all the bakeries. The urge was strong. Ralph’s, I discovered, sells the coveted triangular cake slices.
So I went to the store, I selected the prettiest slice of cake.
I came home, the cake kept wobbling and falling over. So I trimmed the bottom off the cake and ate it, and then it leaned like this.
Since this project started I have gained five pounds.
It’s your birthday, buy yourself some cake.
This is the second slice of cake I attempted to paint… the first one got eaten.
5 x 7 inches, oil on linen on panel.