So this week’s theme in the DaphXine Art Challenge is pastries!
I tend to paint landscapes, abstracts or my dogs. Food was never a big focus of my artwork, so when my sister asked me to be co-host art challenges, I knew that I would be going out of my immediate comfort zone. I feel as a cp-host that I need to participate and the whole point of an art challenge is to challenge yourself. I decided on doing a croissant since it’s by far my all time favorite pastry. I remember as a child going with my mother to buy croissants at Dumas Bakery in NYC and she would speak French to the people behind the counter.
I’ve never drawn a pastry let alone painted one so to figure out how I’d even begin to do this, I went to the Skillshare website and took a great class by Mariya Popandopulo Funny and Easy Watercolors: Drawing Cookies and Pastries. She breaks the steps down very nicely. I used Strathmore Artist Tiles to practice sketches on and Arches Cold pressed 300g/m2 – 140lb watercolor paper with Winston & Newton Corman watercolors and my Superior Cocktail watercolors and liner pens .005 and .01.
Next week’s theme is ice cream or pudding. I’m definitely doing the ice cream.