Oil painting smashed French Macarons

My first impression of French Macaron is luxury, elegant and delicious. Maybe everything related to France has these feelings. They look appealing in the store. I make a lot dessert at home so I want to try making Macaron by myself. However, the first time when I read the cooking instruction I was totally lost. Then I knew you cannot make French Macaron on the day you want to eat them. You have to start with aging egg white couple of days earlier, LOL.

The second time when I was ready to walk through all procedures I was overwhelmed. I made a mess and everything was on the kitchen counter. The timer was beeping, the oven was beeping and I got bunch of alien looking “Macaron” in the end. I was so frustrated and almost cried on the scene. Thankfully, my mom said that she liked the taste of my alien Macaron and she ate them all in the next few days (Best mom ever ^_^). She also encouraged me to try again so I did. But I never thought it took me 7 batches to finally make some Macaron shape Macaron. And another 3 batches to trouble shoot common problems such as cracking shell. Well, my parents finished all my experimental products 。◕◡◕。)ノ.

After those experiments, now I can make Macaron looking Macaron anytime I need them. I make them as Christmas gifts. I make them to share with family and friends. Of course I serve my best looking Macaron to my mom and dad.

So, when I look through the reference photo website one day, I think it is a good time to paint some Macaron. But I don’t want to paint the perfect shape Macaron. I find the smashed and cracked one is more interesting. And here it is–>

Smashed Macaron Oil on Canvas 11″×14″

In this piece I keep trying loose brush stroke and bold color combination. I hope you enjoy these little French dessert.

Thank you.

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.