Fruit Salad To Go

When I was a kid, getting a little fruit cup was one of my favorite things in the world. I particularly liked the strange little cherries inside that were sort of reddish pink in color and looked more like little candies than fruit. The larger version of this was called fruit salad and it was made for gatherings…

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Kitten Break!

When faced with a prompt of “kitten” I was going to attempt something with a bowl of milk, but as ever, got distracted by seeing an actual kitten. He’s still patiently waiting for that milk, since this is all I had time to make, so I hope you’ll be kind enough to give him some. I’ve always struggled with…

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Hummingbird Cake

Years ago, I was served a layered spice cake that had a lot of fruit in it and, though it was rather tasty, it was also incredibly sweet. I asked the hostess what kind of cake it was and she just smiled brightly, though we were all smiling at that point as our faces were locked…

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The Sweet Smell of Tea Leaves

Fridays are probably the toughest night to sneak in a painting, so when faced with a prompt of leaves, tea leaves as well as “glassy things I know I can paint quickly” were the first to come to mind. I’ve now painted several glasses of tea and it’s fun to finally repeat the same subject matter…

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Eating Dirt And Worms

At first, I had no idea how to take a spring prompt of “worms” and convert it into an edible treat. But while visiting an ice cream place at lunch, one of my coworkers had the solution. I ordered my usual, boring to some, scoop of vanilla on a simple cake cone. My coworker had ordered…

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The Joy Of Blueberry Puddles

Next up, we have some blueberry cheesecake as I continue to practice my food illustration while also following our prompts for the April challenge this month. When it comes to “puddles” and spring food my first thought went to another form of art known as plating. That wondrous ability that chef’s have to transform a plate…

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