I started with a pumpkin pie. But since there is usually not too much going on with the top of a pumpkin pie... except color... I added a few defects (i.e. cracks) to make it more interesting. I'll have to see if defective pumpkin pie trivets are still interesting (i.e. sell) to my customers in the fall. By the time the pumkin pie was done Irene still hadn't arrived so I decided to move on to something more textural, colorful, and well, sweeter. A cherry pie.
On a side note, a funny thing sometimes happens while painting. Little things, like cherries, start popping up out of nowhere in the painting. Its quite fun to watch these things emerge. Try too hard and they seem to stay hidden. I'm told that this happens in other areas of the arts too. It's a pretty sweet experience to bear witness to.
Time flies when you're having fun! The pies are done and Irene has passed. Goodnight Irene.