In Sugar High, an intrepid Fisher Price explorer has scaled a 10-donut mountain, planting his flag at the peak of the doughy frosted goodness.
And I had my own adventure with this painting as well - trying not to eat the subject matter before it was done. I had to go back to Krispy Kreme for a second dozen - but this time, I sprayed the new batch with artists’ fixative so I wouldn’t snack on them as well. (The sacrifices I make for my art...)
Befitting the excitement inherent in scaling Mount Donut, I ratcheted up the drama with the lighting. I positioned the lighting close-in, at the lower left. The resulting shadows are crisp and detailed and give gravitas to the composition.
The little figure is straight out of the grandkids’ toybox; the tiny flag is a cocktail glass doo-dad from a party store.
For the donut stack, I didn’t need any kind of internal reinforcement; the donuts stayed in place on their own. But if you notice, the ones on the bottom are flattened from the weight of the ones on top. If you would like to see more about Sugar High, I invite you to check out my Sugar High videos on Instagram.