18.00"W x 24.00"H x 1.5"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: contemporary, realism, modern, life, still, cupcakes, food

Media: oils

Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

I created this piece as part of a study in warm and cool tones as they relate to depth of field. The cooler tones are used in the top cupcakes to imply distance, while warmer brown tones are more predominant in the cupcakes in the foreground. Painting in a monochromatic style was always in interesting exercise, forcing me to focus more on spacial relations and other aspects of the subject, yet the warm and cool variances are still subtly at play. The cupcakes were a fun subject. As a class we all brought in samples, and filled the center table with them; it was akin to a little cupcake town. Unfortunately none were still edible by the end of the exercise!

My name is Liz and I am a mother of five and a children's photographer. I've always loved painting and graphic design, and have studied both over the years in between having children, along with drawing. Oil painting is my preferred method and while abstract pieces come more easily I enjoy a variety of subjects, including life drawing which I also studied along the way. I love nature, beautiful, shiny things, bold color and light. My other hobbies include swimming, biking and running, and I am an Ironman finisher. In addition to my 5 children, I have two Chorkies named Sabie and Pepper. I live in Central Illinois but plan to head for a warmer climate near the ocean once the kids are grown.

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