Cynthia Staples

Smooth Bagel (2017)
oil in canvas
11 x 13 in.

Toasty Croissant (2016)
oil on linen
11 x 13 in.

I have enjoyed doing small paintings for a while. They are of a cozy size and present a means to showcase single objects. These are from the Bakery series, a group of paintings depicting bagels, croissants, rolls, etc. The attraction for me is the textures and the shapes, the variations – no bagel is ever the same – and the classic forms.

© Cynthia Staples