Art of the Day: Still Life with Danish Pastry

Another Danish food group: flaky breakfast pastries.
One of the major Danish food groups is breakfast pastry. These traditional pastries were made by an organic baker in the neighborhood who specializes in fine flaky treats and good strong coffee. Left to right: Tebirkes, a poppy seed-topped puff pastry filled with marzipan; two Kanel Snegle (snails) filled with solid dark chocolate; a white chocolate Flødeboller, a hard shell wrapped around a marshmallow fluff center that explodes messily at first bite; at far right, a Kokosmakroner, or macaroon, topped with dark chocolate and coconut shavings. And yes, they are very, very good, but not all at once. Pastel on sanded paper, 16″ x 14″

Greetings from Seville, Spain, actually, from a biological field station south of there in Doñana National Park. Just trudged in from a long day in the field, but had, for starters: wild boars, griffon vultures, sardinian warblers and a pink flock of flamingoes. And right now some owl is screaming outside the window. More tomorrow, but in the meantime, enjoy the sweets.

Happy Saturday.

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5 thoughts on “Art of the Day: Still Life with Danish Pastry

  1. 100swallows says:

    I’ll enjoy the sweets and you have fun in the Doñana, Debby. You sure find the good places. I can’t wait to see if you drew the vultures, the boars, the flamingoes, the warblers, or that owl.

  2. Marla says:

    These prehistoric horses are considered the foundation of the Andalusian. The
    agility and wonderful paces of this breed made
    it perfect for the demands of the “Rejoneadoes” (mounted bullfighters).

    Of course, kings–who could afford to have the very best–did not prize a horse merely for its
    beauty.

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