Debbi, this one is for you! I'm working with "sweets" again! Today Judy and I painted donuts in the studio just for fun. I was going to work on my colored pencil piece but then decided to give Judy's method a try. She took a workshop with a painter, Ed Carson, who works in oils with lots of color and lots of medium. Thus creating some juicy vibrant paint. We stacked the donuts and spent a few hours working on them. I am always amazed how easily I forget the basic principles of values, composition, and putting down color when I switch to a medium that I am not familiar with. If I did this still life set up in colored pencil, I would feel much more comfortable with all of these variables. My donut piece is on the left and Judy's are on the right. The bottom picture is mine too. You won't ever see my piece in a gallery but it is fun to experiment and I always learn something too.