This is another still-life with a breakfast theme. These are almost as fun to set up as they are to paint. The only drawback is that the smell of the hot croissant (it has to be warm to get the desired crumb effect) and the buttery aroma sends my little cat crazy. She usually curls up on a chair in the studio when I'm painting but with all this temptation in the shadow box, I spend more time controlling her than I do painting! When I painted the hot cross bun earlier this year I had to complete it with all the butter licked off the top. Sometimes it is really funny and othertimes it is infuriating, it all depends on how the painting is going...... so, what does that say about me?!