Ken's Fruit Tart

Ken's Fruit Tart
Acrylic on Cradled Ampersand Board
10" x 10"
Now that autumn is here, this is one of my fond memories
from this summer.

Fruit tarts, with fresh Oregon peaches, blackberries,
raspberries and strawberries, are a symbol of summer to me.
Who (of the award winning bakers in Portland) would earn my
vote for the best and inspire me to paint a fruit tart?
Ken's Artisan Bakery created a delicious tender crust,
light, creamy, vanilla filling and topped it off with an amazingly
artistic arrangement of fruit.
It looked like a good subject to paint. After taking
reference photos and enjoying the flavor, it earned my vote
for the Best Fruit Tart of Summer 2009. (It amazed
me, that this yummy treat made it all the way home and
through a photo session without being eaten!)

Thanks to Ken Forkish, owner of Ken's Artisan Bakery for
giving me the inspiration for this painting.
If you are in the Portland area, you might stop by Ken's
or check out his website:
Ken's Artisan Bakery
338 NW 21st AvePortland, OR 97209-1102
(503) 248-2202


Margaret said…
Red, white and blue--the perfect 4th of July dessert. All it needs is a dollop of whipped cream!

It took me a minute to see that the blue beneath the tart was a shadow. You've used an interesting perspective.