I was studying at the Palette and Chisel Academy ten years back and a number of us were invited by the Chicago Tourism board to sit and paint flowers and organic produce as part of their annual gardens walk festivities. On the appointed day traffic was good and I arrived way too early to get my reference from the vegetable co-op, so I went out on the streets in search of something to paint.
I passed a shop window and this display of hot pink things caught my eye: they were fresh donuts in the window of Dunkin' Donuts. So I bought a few and a cuppa, and went back to paint.
A friend of mine came in to do her stint a few hours later, and seeing the donut painting couldn't stop laughing. I said out of the blue - "wouldn't it be rather fun to do a daily donut?" - and thus this project was born.
In the ensuing years, I've displayed and sold hundreds of these paintings. They never fail to make people happy! I'll keep painting them as long as I keep it fresh - nobody likes stale donuts. They look great in kitchens and breakfast nooks - on the wall, soffit or the counter top. Keep checking - I know you'll find that special one for your kitchen - and the best part? No calories!!