Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cupcakes and More Cupcakes

I didn’t get a chance to participate in the Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge for week 46-48 when everyone painted cupcakes. It looked like it would be a fun subject to paint, so when I had the time I took a crack at it.

8” x 10”
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

I had so much fun painting them, but I really wanted to try the same subject on a different support. I heard about a new cupcake shop in Tacoma, so I drove over there looking for good references. I got them!

The shop is called “Sweet Things Cupcakes,” and is full of the most beautiful cupcakes I’ve ever seen. I didn’t get to try any of them because they weren’t gluten free, although the owner said they were planning on serving a gluten free cupcake eventually. The staff was very friendly and very kindly let me take some photos for references.

“Sweet Things”
9.5” x 12.5”
Soft Pastel on La Carte

If I could have eaten one, I’d have picked the Lemon Meringue (which I haven't painted yet). It looked fabulous! If you’re in the Proctor area of Tacoma, please stop by and try one so you can tell me all about it. I want to hear every yummy detail!


Sheila said...

Wow!!! I'm going to give you a post challenge Blue Ribbon for these simply luscious cupcakes!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Sheila! :)

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Oh my, these are beautiful captured their lusciousness!!

Alvin Richard said...

Another beauty, the texture of you frosting is delicious!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks Dana & Alvin! That frosting looks pretty, but can you imagine eating all of it? Blechh. It's great fun to paint, though.

Marti Green said...

I just love and admire your art work. "Thanks for everything"
Marti :)

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Marti - right back at ya!

Claudia Finn said...

They make me hungry! So realistic with textures, beautiful style of painting!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Claudia! I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and comment. :)