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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"And, Then There Was One" (DSFDF week 46-48 challenge -Cupcakes)


"And, Then There Was One"
Acrylic
8x10
"And, Then There Was One" was painted for the DSFDF (Different Strokes From Different Folks) week 46-48 challenge--Cupcakes.) The photo Karin Jurick posted for all to paint was a row of 5/6 cupcakes. The cupcakes were so appealing that I wanted to just reach into the monitor and have one with my coffee. To paint this vision was more of a challenge than I anticipated. Needless to say, I went through some cupcakes of my own. The other challenge I didn't anticipate was photographing the painting. I really had difficulty with getting the color of my painting on the screen. I knew the blue background of the monitor portion of the painting was a grayed blue, but I kept getting a phthalo-like blue. After many photo shots of my painting under different lighting and in different locations without success, I finally resorted to using Photo Shop to get the colors that are closer to the original painting. I'm still not sure the photo portrays the original painting. No doubt, this process will become better, or maybe even easier, with more practice. To see more of my paintings, visit my web site at http://www.patkoscienski.com/
If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com
PENNSYLVANIA DAILY PAINTER PAT KOSCIENSKI

14 comments:

Claire said...

So imaginative - one of my favorites! This is really neat!!!

Anne Marie Propst said...

So creative. Love it!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Claire & Anne Marie, this one was a real "challenge". Somehow, I could feel the part...luv cupcakes!

Vern Schwarz said...

I love this, what a great idea. I'm sure we've all had the same wish to reach in and grab something from the TV, or monitor in this case.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Vern. Glad you enjoyed it.

Leslie Hawes said...

Just love this! What a great idea! Briliant.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Leslie. That idea almost came naturally...scary, huh?

Gwen Bell said...

So creative and wonderfully painted! At first I thought you were "toasting" with your own cupcake, but then I read the title and cracked up. GREAT JOB!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Gwen. I had difficulty trying to paint the shadow of my hand on the table inside the monitor and over my arm to try to give the impression that the hand was inside the monitor. What we artists do for the sake of art!

Edward Burton said...

WONDERFUL take of the challenge - great job!

Ann Rogers said...

Oh, if baking and having a snack was only that easy! Very creative!

Rosemary said...

Oh, how creative! This is my favorite in the series! Absolutely love it!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, everyone. If getting a snack was that easy, I'd be in BIG trouble.

dominique eichi said...

what a fabulous entry for DSFDF. SO well done , bravo.