Monday, July 03, 2006

Chocolate Cake with Cherries

Had a sweet tooth the other night, and the only cake mix in the pantry was a chocolate, and being Dutch, yes, well...chocolate is a very good thing. Add some chocolate frosting, and there you go. Had to eat two pieces while drawing and painting this one. Ate the cherries from the back of the plate. I tried the Fabriano Artistico Cold Press, and didn't like it. It's not nearly as workable and forgiving as the Arches or my favorite, the Twinrocker magic paper. Has a nice little weave to it, I think I would like it for the watercolor pencils, especially the Swiss Caran D'Ache Supracolors. Anyway, in spite of the arguments with the paper and some problems with the Friskit, this one is not too bad, all in all. Thanks for looking.

11 comments:

Laura said...

Nel, I swear I'm going to gain weight just looking at your blog! This is the most scrumptious-looking thing I've ever seen, so beautifully rendered, too. I've always wanted to illustrate a cookbook, but I definitely think YOU should!

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!11 I'M SO SURPRISED MY KEYBOARD IS STILL WORKING!!! MY DROOL IS STOPPING UP THE KEYS!! Nel -- this is absolutely incredibly most utterly GORGEMENTOUS, DELICIOUS, AND GRANDGLORIOUS!! WOWOWOWOWOW!!!

(now where can I get a bit of chocolate -- YOU DID IT!!!)

Shelly McC said...

Stunning!

Teri C said...

STUNNING isn't even strong enough! Whatever the word is that is beyond stunning-that is the word I want for this absolutely fabulous piece of fantastic art!!!

Bonny said...

Did you save a piece for me??!!!! This looks so delicious - I mean realistic - I could just grab a fork and dig in. Haven't figured out how to get through the glass on the monitor and all the way through cyber-space yet...
Absolutely wonderful!

Sue said...

I'm falling in with Laura and the gang. Yum.

melissa w said...

Love the details on the frosting!

Carole said...

Oh, Lord, now I'm hungry. I can taste this! How do you do it?

Sioux said...

Oh, my goodness. This looks good enough to eat! I LOVE this! You did a marvelous job.

Felicity said...

Wow, this really caught my eye (and the other artwork is great!) The others said it all! You should do a series, it would be stunning!

pedalpower said...

Yummy! I agree...you SHOULD illustrate a cookbook!

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