Today’s inspiration is a mango cake. 🙂
And what my eyes and playful spirit turned it into….a mango cake that looked liked a banana cake. 😀
Giving myself a pat on the back for doing my best to capture the angles and the shapes of the mangoes and cake itself. I deliberately not use a ruler and the experience though not perfect was so liberating. Small things like that helps me to loosen up and remember to enjoy and be playful.
Yes, be playful. 🙂 It is a first with my journey with watercolors. I never played with anything that involved watercolors because I am afraid to ruin the sketch and start over again. Afraid most that I could not recreate the sketch. Afraid to deviate from the colors as the result may look awkward. Yup, so many things to be afraid of, but today, I am claiming my freedom to play and choose the colors that makes me smile.
From the reference photo, you will clearly see that there were not hints of purple, violet, or lavander. BUT, it is claiming freedom from fear day and I was just too eager to put that mix of winsor violet and mineral violet in there. Did it make the cake more realistic? No. Did it help make the cake look delicious? No. Did it help me see shadows and light source? No. It was just following what my heart said and added a contrast for my mix of cadmium deep yellow and winsor orange. Now my cake not only looked like a banana cake but it has an ube flavor to it too. Hmmm, does that make my version more yummy? 😀 😀 😀