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How to Paint Wayne Thiebaud Inspired Cupcake Painting

Artists 8+ Can Make This Cool Art!

About the Artist: Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud is is an American painter best known for his still life paintings of edible treats and everyday objects in his singular illustrative style. He drew all kinds of still lifes, from desserts and cakes to shoes and gum ball machines! His style is very distinct. He loves to use lots of colors in interesting ways. In our painting today, we'll be learning how to draw a still life like this with the same style. Wayne Thiebaud is a contemporary artist and is still painting today. He actually has an exhibit out right now with his famous Clown paintings in San Francisco!

What You'll Need

- Canvas

- Acrylic Paints

- Paper plates (for paint palettes)

- Water Jar

- Paint brushes: medium and fine

- Pencil

- Paper towels


Step 1: Draw Your Cupcake

Grab your pencil and decide your layout on your canvas. For this project, you can do either landscape or portrait: it's totally up to you!