Summer of Color 2012 Challenge Week 5 – Wild ‘n Reckless Sherbet

This is the fifth week of the Summer of Color Ice Cream challenge.  This week's challenge was Wild 'n Reckless sherbet from Baskin-Robbins.

This is the color inspiration and my color palette.  Once again I used the color picker tool in Photoshop to pick the colors.  This week I limited myself to a palette of six…two for the cone and only four for the ice cream.


I've been trying to do my cones a bit different every week, and this week I was struggling to come up with a way to show the three flavors of ice cream all swirly without using a previous technique.  After thinking it through, and trying to plan exactly how I wanted the ice cream to appear, I tried something I've never tried before, and that was to use only watercolor brushes and "splat" them on the canvas.  I must've had more than 20 layers altogether, using just the four ice cream colors.  Still not satisfied with the texture, I added drop shadows to some, and then all the layers…perfection!


It sure turned out wild!

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  1. xo!

  2. Great work – lovely background textures, and I love the quote – very appropriate!

  3. smashing work. Annette x

  4. This is such great work. MARVELOUS.
    Lovely greet Marja

  5. Oh yeah, love that quote!

  6. It did turn out simply beautifully… really wonderful work at capturing those colours perfectly!!!

  7. mandyateigjtisenough says

    Oh…this is brilliant…xxx

  8. Love the quote and the colors are stunning !

  9. Simply beautiful!!. LOVING the quote! hugs.

  10. It turned out great! Gorgeous color and dimension, and that quote could be my motto!

  11. This looks amazing!

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