“Froot Loops” was inspired by a sketch done by my friend Pat. Pat had illustrated the quote: “Be a Froot Loop
in a bowl of Cheerios” and it stuck in my mind (and I loved her sketch).
|"Froot Loops" - 20 x 20 inches - oil on canvas|
To start, I bought an individual serving size box of Froot
Loops (I couldn’t bring myself to buy an entire box!) and borrowed a plastic
blue bowl and spoon from a friend to create the image I was looking for.
As I created this painting, I learned a lot about Froot
Loops. They come in 6 colors: the three
primaries (red, yellow and blue) and three secondaries: (purple, green and orange). Who knew?
With a bright pink acrylic base coating my entire canvas, I
painted the cereal first – all the red pieces (sprinkling them throughout the bowl,
all the blues, etc. I then moved on to
the bowl and noted the subtle reflections on the inside. I painted the background next and added the
spoon and finally the milk. I allowed
the cereal colors to mix into the off-white “milk” paint as the cereal will
discolor the milk.
This painting was so fun to paint. I love the bright colors and the cheerful
"Froot Loops" is a 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas painting with the sides painted black so framing is optional. It is available directly from me. Click here for more information. Additional photos are below.