Last week I bought a half dozen doughnuts to use as models. Because I find painting pristine doughnuts a bit repetitive over time, I often remove a bite and paint it that way with crumbs next to it. Like a wine connoisseur, for years I'd spit - because let's face the truth here - these things are not so good for you.
However, it being winter and my body consequently craving carbs, I did not spit. I ate the equivalent of one doughnut's worth of bites - and after painting this week - ate at least two more of the six. My son, the guy who has been eating them over the years failed me - he only ate three.
So I'm sitting here like Jekyll and Hyde - good angel bad angel. My waist has thickened this year and I'm feeling like I'm at a tipping point. I had a friend who used to say, "There comes a point in every man's life when he has to choose - pants waist above the gut or below". I'm not quite there - but it's fast approaching!
As you can see, I have several paintings done and drying and nearly ready to put up for sale!
Here's a gooey glazed that I picked up at a local doughnut shop. As I've mentioned before - my town has a kind of argument going as to who has the best doughnuts - I stay out of it and just purchase whatever looks good to me at whichever of the three establishments I happen to find myself.
I'm planning to offer these doughnut paintings for sale on eBay beginning with the new year. This will be the first. Links to the auction will always be provided right here. Check back often because I'll also be posting videos of some of the doughnut paintings I do. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy doing them!
By December 15, I'll be started posting regularly - at least one doughnut a week that will go to auction. This is the place to look - they'll be linked to the auction page from here!
About Me . . .
My name is Kevin Russell Hunter. Painting is my passion. I work in oil, watercolour, charcoal and graphite. I love painting doughnuts - check my "About" page for the backstory on that. I've been doing them now for nearly ten years and hundreds of them are in collections all over the United States. I hope you'll consider adding one of my doughnuts to your collection!