Since I was feeling reasonably satisfied with my mastery of gouache after painting the golden beet the other day, I decided to boldly proceed to the deceptively simple donut. Step 1 - go to "Munchers" and buy some donuts. That was the easy part.
What followed was a bit more, shall we say, complex.
It wasn't really hard, but there are subtle nuances to capturing the true essence of a donut that are elusive.
Never one to give up, and recalling that my sister recommends telling yourself you will paint more donuts and the one you are currently working on does not have to be a masterpiece, I started another. I had bought 2 at the bakery after all.
This one started out a bit easier but things quickly turned hilarious when I thought to add the shadow. They did not improve when I dropped the black brush pen I was writing with onto the page. Oh well.
Still, I persevered. I moved on to the yellow pepper. I decided to do some practice sketching before I began my "also not going to be a masterpiece" rendering of it. I approached it from multiple angles in this session. What could it hurt?
I was more satisfied with the way this turned out. Which of course gives me the feeling that just maybe a piece of cherry pie might be in my immediate future.