New Painting: 'Melted Birthday Cake'

I had a lot of fun with this piece. I wanted to try out some new techniques and play with layering and washes. One of my favorite approaches with each painting I create is to try a new technique or approach. This abstract painting in particular probably has 5-8 layers of matte medium gel built up to give it a dried frosting look. This piece also features a bright cheery palette reminiscent of traditional birthday cake colors. I was inspired by my childhood youth attending birthday party BBQs in the hot summer sun. Piece is 36"W x 24"H x 0.8"D and now on Vango!

'Melted Birthday Cake' by Lauren Hodges

'Melted Birthday Cake' by Lauren Hodges

Original art by Lauren Hodges on Vango

Lauren Hodges

Who am I in a nutshell? In short, I’m a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Madison, Alabama. Although I’m extremely skilled in logo and print design, my one true calling is hand-drawn illustration and typography. To me, there’s nothing more thrilling than brainstorming up a new design or illustration on a fresh piece of paper and the excitement of seeing it to fruition.