A relatively quick sketch of my favourite macaroons from Ladurée. The flavours that hadn’t been eaten at the time of painting were pistachio, Columbian chocolate, salted caramel and coffee.
It’s not a particularly well structured painting in terms of composition, but I’m determined to use these alla prima pieces as quick warm up exercises, or pieces with which to experiment a little, and not get too caught up with how successful the results are. I do want to work on my composition skills (or lack of them) however, and have ordered “Creative Illustration” by Andrew Loomis, to help me focus on this aspect of designing a picture. Note: This book is also available online to read for free.