Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Black Raspberry" - 20 x 20 inches - oil on canvas

"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.

"Black Raspberry" is 20x20 inches, oil on canvas.  The sides are painted a teal color to complement the painting (see photos below).  You can buy it directly from me by clicking the Buy Now button below or, from Whiffle Tree Candle Co. in Billerica, MA.

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