Thursday, July 22, 2010

There's a New Cupcake Lady in Town...

"Ode to Joy"
© 2010 Nancy Laliberte
8" x 8" Acrylic on panel

...and her name is Sweet Lola's Cupcakery and BakeShop. She (actually, it's Tara Nowak and her family) shows up every Thursday on the 400 block of Third Street. But I need to tell you, don't sleep in or wait to take your coffee break at 10, because her culinary delights sell out fast! This was a vanilla cupcake heaped with creamy chocolate frosting, chocolate sprinkles and a cherry on top. Two tips for painting cupcakes; don't paint on an empty stomach, and share your still life with your family. They will love you for that :-)

PS: Just so you know, soon you will be able to get a daily fix of Sweet Lola's treats. In September they are opening a bakery across from Washington Square on Third Street in Wausau. Yummy.


Valerie Berkely said...

More cupcake paintings, please!
LOVE your rendering of the cherry too. Ideas: try a "rounder" shadow shape to emphasize the very cute rounded cupcake shape. If your eye needs to be led into the painting, try some errant sprinkes.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thanks Val. More cupcakes are coming! And I am placing my order ahead of time! I want to play with the light and shadows more, too. We happened to eat the model before I could paint it again.