|"Black Raspberry" - 20 x 20 inches - oil on canvas
To me, ice cream is an iconic symbol of summertime. Since summer was approaching and the weather was turning warmer, I knew I wanted to paint an ice cream cone a bit larger than life.
I started by coating my canvas with a bright pink acrylic paint. I first painted the background and chose a light teal color and let the pink undercoat shine through. I tried to stay loose with the cone and again let the pink shine through to complement the yellow/orange tones. I finally tackled the ice cream and used a range of blues, purples and pinks as well as some orange to tie it all together. This painting makes me happy!
I was recently thinking about why I paint and share my art with others. My walls are covered with art -- some of my own work and as well as other pieces that I have collected. Art makes me stop, reflect, and often smile. I decided that my motto should be, "Spreading Happiness One Painting at a Time." So, my wish is that my work will bring some happiness into your life and make you smile.