|Cherry Pie Watercolor on Khadi paper 12 x 12|
Recently, while having a bit of brunch in Clintonville, we stopped into a wonderful place....Dough Mama. On the wall was a wonderful pie drawing that inspired my own version. This painting is more meticulous than usual for me, as I took painstaking care in the overs and unders of the latticework crust. I attempted to keep sparkling whites, mostly in the cherry filling. The background was the devil. Each color seemed wrong...too colorful to compete with the vibrant pie. I finally layered the background with a pick-type brush (cut out like a comb) using white gouache for a more subtle application. In this regard, I was inspired by a children's book in which all of the illustrations were painting on wood, with the grain as part of the overall texture. I am pleased.
Care for a slice?