Thursday, July 25, 2019

#WorldWatercolorMonth Day 24 Sweet Treats

Ad-Free Blog

Well, here's another one! Thank you for staying with me---today's theme is Sweet Treats---which is great. I chose to do three mini pics---to use as artwork eventually for the cafe in my Barbie Hotel. Which I hope to be working on soon. Barbie scale painting!

Again, I'm using sketchbook paper---these are going to be quick, hoping not to get too complicated and overworked.

Here you can see my faint sketches---and some yellow/resist, 
that I will peel off after painting for highlights. I wanted a polkadot cupcake paper--and figured this was easy way-out for white dots.

Cobalt Blue
Prussian Blue
VanDyke Brown
Burnt Sienna
Alizarian Crimson
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Lemon Yellow
wax resist 
I'm painting with a couple of synthetic 1/4"- 1/2" flat and a small round, background a very old hair wash 1" brush.

I really kept these simple as they will be shrunk down to about 1/4 or less the size. You can see the resist---yellow dots and some strokes in the pink icing, highlights on the cappuccino cup.

This is a closeup, the plaid cloth is just a few strokes on wet paper and then dry brush enhanced.

This lemon blueberry cupcake has a candied lemon slice on top--had this once-to die for.

Capacinno cup---is fun---the yellow is still the resist--I removed it in the final shot, after a bit of detail, the TREATS are done!

The paper is a bit curved, distorting the cup.
I think I have to iron all my sketchbook paper paintings. 
Next, I peeled off the resist, 
and used the white areas to make my highlights.
I added darker blue to the blueberries, the raspberry frosting is eh---but I bet it tastes better than it looks. 
I imagined the cupcake to be a nice mocha chocolate, with raspberry icing! 
Hmmm, I think it needs a raspberry on top, and a leaf.

So what's your favorite treat---!

Disclaimer: Any products I am using are not a recommendation, but only for reference for the reader's use. I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies or products, or have I received compensation or products. 

My painting projects will be posted on Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook with the hashtag 

Don't forget the above supports art materials for children...
take a peek.


  1. Yummy!Cute and fun paintings!The lemon cupcake is my fav treat!

  2. Loved your watercolors paintings. All our whimsical and beautiful. I love
    watercolor paintings, and keep thinking I am gonna try my hand at that one of
    these days....have too much on my plate right now, but I am gonna do
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Blessings, Nellie

    1. Thank you, it really takes very little space and not too much time. Do try it sometime!


Thank you for any and all comments. I will be happy to answer any questions or comments in replies or email! HUGS!