I decided to study a new and different subject, a slice of my wife's cheesecake. Graham cracker crust, with an ample zest of lemon to add tart in place of sweet, this is probably the most perfect dessert outside of an actual French pastry shop. Capturing it in paint was a challenge, as it lacks sheen, depth or luminosity, and I spent more time exploring reflections in the plate than I did studying any nuance of surface or color.
A Slice of Cheesecake
5 inches by 7 inches
Sold! Private collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania