Pound Cake


March 11, 2014 by mamie

Pound Cake

Completed Date: 12/1/13

Medium: acrylic

Description: This is a food still life assignment on a scrumptious piece of pound cake. I have to say that just looking at it makes me wish I had a real piece of cake in front of me right now. I think the parts that I’m happiest about are the actual cake/the crust and the little raspberries. I don’t know why, but I had a lot of trouble with the whipped cream. I kept doing it over and over again, and I think it might be because I tend to work extra watery with acrylics sometimes. Next time, I’ll try working a little thicker to try blending that way. It was so refreshing, though, to work straight from a reference and to focus on techniques and realism and not so much originality. It’s fun to change it up once in a while!


6 thoughts on “Pound Cake

  1. Mary says:

    Looks delicious Mamie – very nice work on this painting. Well, I’ll bring the tea and we can have a nice chat as we taste your pound cake.

  2. mamie says:

    Haha! That sounds like a plan! 🙂

  3. prewitt1970 says:

    I just did my very own happy dance to see you work here again, your so talented. Regardless of content your curves colors and shapes remind me of a young Georgia O’Keffe. Love it!! Your fan boy lol

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