Monday, October 27, 2008

Marble Cake

Marble Cake, acrylic, 11 x 14, with a black contemporary frame. $400. ©B. Sistak Baur
Marble Cake reflects its name in many ways. Yes, you can see the white and chocolate in the cake itself and it is also in the reflection. The marbleized top is most exciting to me because it is the result of a new technique I tried. An acrylic medium is mixed with paint and spread on the top. A second color solution is mixed and swirled into the first. After that, more medium is poured on to help the colors “float.” The topping really drives home that this is a true Marble Cake and helps give this painting its unique texture.

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