|'Licorice Allsorts' - acrylic on 5x5 inch box canvas|
What seems like a very long time ago now (nearly 2 months), I painted a small canvas of some jelly babies in a glass bowl and I was planning to do a bowl of licorice allsorts to accompany it. Pet portraits came along and took priority and the poor licorice allsorts canvas was left languishing with only the faintest of pencil sketches to show what it was going to be.
Anyway, I decided to get back to it after finishing Little Man's portrait and before starting Tibby's and so I started painting it on Wednesday afternoon and with a break where I came up with some new Christmas Cards designs on Saturday, I put the finishing touches to it today. These are a gift for my sister for spoiling me rotten during my visit to her in London in August but I'll give them to her when she comes to the Far North next month to dog and cat sit so S and I can get a weekend away together for our anniverary without the pitter patter of multiple paws!!
I enjoyed painting these as something a little bit different from my usual subject matter. I got to use some wonderfully vibrant colours and the reflections and distortions caused by the glass was similar to the effect a raindrop has and I do like painting them so this was equally challenging. I suspect I'll be painting more sweets in between pet portraits and I've even bought some sherbet fruits individually wrapped in clear cellophane which will hopefully give some great reflections to paint (I've taken the precaution of photographing them in advance just in case they don't last long enough to paint from life!)
|A sweet pair!|