The key ingredient in the lemons is Michael Harding Bright Yellow Lake PY3.
I had a fun time frosting the cake with a palette knife and mixing the pretty colors. Also the reflections were fun and i worked from life and didn’t draw anything first, just painted.
That is not a cake stand at all, lol, I’m not even sure what it is, a raised candy dish? I like the shape of it and bought it at Goodwill. I will see if i can put it to more proper use ;)
As you can see, I had high hopes at the beginning for two flowers but chickened out felt they were too complex for me at this point, which was last winter…
I haven’t done much oil painting this year, hung on a bit with gouache and lately acrylics.
As I was writing this post, I realized that I posted this on Instagram and the blog one year to the day of painting it. Crazy coincidence or sign from God? The latter I think.