7 x 5 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
Hi everyone sorry for the long delay in posting i've been really busy lately getting ready for a show coming up in a couple of weeks, commissions and also teaching has taken some of my time. I'm really excited with this show, I'm working on paintings I've been wanting to do for a while and can't wait to show you guys when they're ready.
I decided to paint this delicious raspberry cheesecake, it was really hard not diving into this creamy dessert while painting it. I wanted to challenge myself with the complexities of textures this dessert brings, its subtle but very complex to paint in one sitting.
I started with a dry brush approach using no mediums and just a bit of raw umber on the brush. Then I covered the background after the drawing was established, I used cerulean blue, naples yellow, and titanium white.
Then I started with raspberry starting the darker values and moving towards the middle and ended up putting the lighter values. I used ivory black, cobalt, cad. red light, and titanium white.
Then for the cream I used titanium white and ivory black. Again starting the middle to darker values and moving towards the lights.
Then I started on the glaze after the cream was completed using cad. red light, ivory black, cerulean blue, and titanium white. It was a bit difficult getting the glaze to look like a glaze, I had to be very subtle between each value.
Then I started on the cheesecake going from darker values to lighter ones using the same mixture as I used for the glaze.
Then for the bottom part of the cheesecake I used raw umber, ivory black, yellow ochre, and titanium white. Then I started stating the darker values of the base using ivory black, and yellow ochre.
Then I added the lighter values of the base using yellow ochre, cerulean blue, and titanium white. I really enjoyed playing with different textures, its always fun to see how far you can get pushed artistically. Thanks for stopping by and viewing my dessert alla prima painting!