Here is the finished painting! I like to make my haunted house paintings with subtle creepiness in them. I don't want a bunch of "monsters" walking around in them; I want the viewer to have to search the painting to discover where the eerie elements are hidden.
Sketched up a design for a clients haunted house. He sent me several pictures and I took what I liked out of them, and added some imagination. It already looks pretty creepy...
While the paint was still wet, I went in and added more highlights and shadows. I also decided to add purple in to the tankard to push the secondary triadic color scheme.
Added sprinkles to my doughnut today. It definately needed them. Probably finished with this one...we'll see.
Set up a still-life in my kitchen to paint my tankard with a beer bottle in the background. Trying some colors on this one that I usually don't go to first off.
Worked on the reflection of the back doughnut in the tray. Tried to keep it very blurry with a lot of blending and softening of edges. Put a layer of highlights on the chocolate doughnut up front. It will be covered up, so I'm not too worried about the brushmarks in it.
Finshed with the cinnamon roll. The background colors were bothering me and they just didn't "work". With the help of a fellow artist, I changed them and like the result much more. Now, I think I just might add some cinnamon specks...
Starting to put shading on the icing. I like the blue and yellow on the background, but I don't know if it's really working with this piece.