For The Love Of Custard

Day 2 - #WorldWatercolorGroup For The Love Of Custard - Raspberry Tart - #doodlewash

For today’s doodlewash, I saw the prompt of “eggs” and, of course, thought of dessert so we have a custard tart. I adore painting edibles, so I’m going to squeeze them in whenever I possibly can and stick with what I love most this month. As many of you know, this is my birthday month, so I’m going to celebrate each day during this challenge with something I’d love to have. In this case, I quite purposely painted a raspberry tart to tempt Philippe into taking me to the pastry shop. He walked by as I was sketching it and said, “Yum!” and I said, “I know, I just wish we had some” while attempting to look perfectly innocent, which isn’t easy when you’re scheming. But I’m happy to report that it worked and we visited our neighborhood pastry shop for some yummy things that we’ll be enjoying after dinner tonight. Before I started painting, I would have had to drop verbal hints, but they don’t seem to work quite as well, and it’s rather easy to start sounding like a whining baby. No, far better to paint my dreams into existence. Ahhh, the sheer power of watercolor!

I’m of the mind that any treat is good as long as everything is in moderation. There’s no such thing as a healthy dessert. That’s hardly the point. When recipes claim to do so, it’s quite clear what you end up with is something else entirely. Food that dressed up in dessert drag in an effort to give you the illusion of a treat. Visually, it may be convincing, but what’s underneath is full of unexpected surprises. So, I just stick to desserts made in the classic styles, though, I do prefer the European sugar levels as opposed to the American “sweet tooth” versions. Some of those have so much sugar it’s like we’ve forgotten that it’s supposed to simply be an ingredient and not the actual flavor itself. But give me something gently sweetened to enhance every flavor present and I’m in heaven. Though, as much as I paint and talk about desserts, they’re still pretty rare in my diet. That’s probably what causes this obsession in the first place.

It’s still cloudy and cool here today, making it devilishly tough to get into a proper spring mood. I’d love to sitting outside and enjoying a glass of wine, and hopefully those days are coming soon, but tonight I’ll be hiding out indoors. Cold weather is always fun when it begins, but by the end of the season, I find myself willing it to just give up and go away already. For now, I’m content painting my little dreams on paper. Perhaps I’ll dream of something from a specific location that I’d like to visit. I keep trying to get Philippe to take me somewhere for a long weekend, but he’s always reluctant as he hates leaving the dog behind. Perhaps, subtlety painting the idea into his head would work for that too. I’ll have to try that. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy sketching edible fantasies and relish in the victory of today’s little game played for the love of custard.

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Day 2 - #WorldWatercolorGroup For The Love Of Custard - Raspberry Tart - #doodlewash

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  1. itchywolfpaws 6 years ago

    Hello, I’ve been following your doodles for a long time now. I always enjoy your artwork. It’s inspirational to see you write and draw almost every day. It makes me want to pick up drawing and try to create something, even if it’s just weekly. Thank you so much!

    • Author

      Aww thank you so much for commenting! What a wonderful thing to hear. 😃💕So happy you enjoy my posts! I’ve actually painted and posted daily without missing a day since July 3rd, 2015! hehe…. it’s definitely possible, so weekly? Super easy! Do it! Do it!! You’ll have a blast!

  2. creatingincolors 6 years ago

    Another wonderful work of art. I agree with Philippe – “yum!”. So glad your scheme worked and you got your yummy desserts!

  3. YesterdayAfter 6 years ago

    Your Raspberry Custard looks amazing! I love desserts that are healthy and not loaded of sugar but your dream on paper looks very inviting for a bite! Btw maybe you will win your long weekend out if you find a lovely place that accept dogs…hint..hint… 😉 <3

    • Author

      Thanks, Carolina! 😃💕 Glad you liked this! And hehe… that’s an excellent idea, but I also kind of want that break of taking care of dog. LOL Don’t tell Phineas!!

  4. Snehal Kank 6 years ago

    Wow looks yummy 😋 those raspberries are so realistic 💜 very well done friend 👍🏼

    • Author

      Thanks, Snehal! 😃💕 I tried something like this before, but my berries got a bit muddy. Wanted to make them seem a little more sparkly this time! hehe

  5. snigdhadotcom 6 years ago

    Looking delicious 👌 well done Charlie..good work 👍

  6. MyBookJacket 6 years ago

    This is gorgeous.

  7. M. L. Kappa 6 years ago

    Hope you have a great birthday month, Charlie, with loads of little treats which always add up to more than one big wish, which often tends to fall short of expectations. I love your absolutely yummy raspberry tart, btw! 💕💕💕

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Marina! 😃💕 Yeah, I’m looking forward to a fun month ahead. Lots of little treats is always way better in the end. Never a disappointment then!

  8. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 6 years ago

    Your raspberry custard tart is another one for a frame and a place on the wall – so absolutely lovely, especially with that tiny sprig of a leaf on top – mint?

    Maybe you should paint a map for Philippe of some exotic place you’d like to visit. As my mom says, “Can’t hurt.”

    • Author

      Thanks, Sharon! 😃💕 Glad you like this one… I was trying to practice raspberries as I tend to make them a bit too dark and not sparkly enough. And hmmm… a map? I’m not sure if that would work. I think, in the end, I’ll just have to buy tickets and hand him one.

  9. matraskarate 6 years ago

    That’s looks so yummy….

  10. Teresa Robeson 6 years ago

    Drool-fest! <3

  11. Mary P 6 years ago

    Maybe you should paint a map for Philippe of some exotic place you’d like to visit.

    • Author

      Yes! 😃💕That should be my next move for sure! But I’ve never painted a map before so it could have an adverse effect! 😊 lol

  12. festivedaria 6 years ago

    Looks sooo great!
    Check out & follow my blog 🙂 Thanks!

  13. Jennifer McLean 5 years ago

    ok, went trolling your old art. You’re torturing me with the desserts! God now I want custard and whipped cream. You ever have a napoleon? flaky pastry in three layers with pastry cream (custard) between the layers and layered in there is raspberry jam then on top is a drizzle of icing and melted chocolate.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 5 years ago

      Ugh… your description is torturing ME!! hehe… yes! I’ve had that and now I want one NOW!!! 😃💕 lol

  14. Jennifer McLean 5 years ago

    hehehe, gotcha back!!

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