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Truly Sweet Art by Sarah Wain (and a GIVEAWAY!)

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Our kitchen has a new addition. Hung perfectly on the wall right over the completely useless phone jack. It’s not just pretty, it’s utilitarian. And I love it to death.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

You’ve seen this cupcake before, you say? Why yes! They’re the adorably delicious cherry-filled almond cupcakes from two years ago, interpreted in painting form by Indiana artist Sarah Wain.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

Sarah contacted me a few months ago asking to use some of my dessert photos in her paintings. And if you’ve seen her paintings, it is obvious Sarah has a sweet tooth just like I do. She is one talented lady, able to capture the texture of cake and buttercream with paint on canvas. I was honored that she wanted to use my images and even more thrilled when she offered to send me a print of the final product.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

The original painting is large and gorgeous, a whopping 24×36″. If I had a bigger wall in my kitchen I just might have to buy it. But for now, the print will have to do.

And lucky for you guys, Sarah has so kindly offered up an additional print (canvas gallery wrap OR flat print – your choice!) to one lucky Love & Olive Oil reader!

****Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks for entering!****

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:
What is on the walls of YOUR kitchen or what would you put on the walls of your DREAM kitchen?

Entries open through 8/11/11 at 11:59 CST. I’ll be randomly selecting the winners the morning of Friday, August 12th. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Sarah.

Want Extra Entries?
Increase your odds of winning! In addition to the main entry comment, leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.
1. Follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweet the following:
I just entered to win a cupcake art print from Sarah Wain and @loveandoliveoil! Enter here:
Leave a comment here with a link to the tweet and/or your twitter handle.
2. Like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (or if you are already a fan just say so!). Leave a comment here with your first name and last initial so I can stalk verify you.
3. Like Sarah E. Wain on Facebook. Again, leave a comment with your first name and last initial so I can verify your entry.

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get a hold of you within 72 hours, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com), as I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

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  1. I am already a fan on Facebook: Jill D.

  2. I also “like” Sarah E. Wain on Facebook: Jill D.

  3. What an awesome giveaway! I liked, already follow and will tweet in a bit. Hope you had a good weekend!

  4. I have an Alton Brown “Good Eats” poster and a large movie style poster of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Once More with Feeling”. I could use something food inspired.

  5. twitted @mysweetzepol

  6. I don’t have any bare spot but I would make room for this cupcake:)

  7. Well, I have lots of free space, & I would love to have a nice painting of a bakeshop. Pretending is my shop. Love baking, love cupcakes and cakes!

  8. I have decorative plates and not a lot free space- but would love this picture.

  9. i don’t have anything on my walls – but i would totally put up this print if i won it. :)

  10. I would put a lovely black and white print or maybe a van gogh painting on my dream kitchen walls!

  11. What enormous talent this is…beautifully done Sarah. My kitchen walls have vintage pots and pans, and I think nothing would make it look better than one of Sarahs masterpieces. Gorgeous!

  12. I have a big lemon painting on my walls and my dream kitchen walls would also include bright paintings of fresh and delicious food.

  13. I don’t have anything on my kitchen walls (I’m starting to ‘prepare’ for my near-future kitchen renovation), but I really want a painting of something food related. I always thought a big painting of a cow in a field. They are so beautiful!

  14. I follow Love and Olive Oil on Twitter and I tweeted the giveaway.

  15. I follow Love and Olive Oil on Facebook

  16. Embroidered vegetables made by my mom in law!

  17. My kitchen walls don’t have much because the hubby and I live in a tiny apartment, but the thing we do have is a gorgeous clock that I love. I’d love to have the pretty print as inspiration for our future dream kitchen. Something food related has always been a favorite of mine!

  18. Oh, and I LOVE you on facebook!

  19. Nothing…I NEED this print!

  20. I am embarrassed to admit it, but the only thing on my kitchen walls are my cabinets.
    I’m too old to Tweet. I feel pretty proud of myself just for learning how to blog.

  21. We just moved into a new apartment and all we have so far is a clock. We’ve been on the hunt for some new things to put up!

  22. I liked you on FB and left a comment there.

  23. I liked Sarah Wain on FB and left a comment.

  24. I have pictures drawn by my two beautiful grandchildren Mikayla and Emma. I think the print would look terrific with this collection. I also follow Love and Olive Oil and Sarah Wain on Facebook.

  25. I have a cute canvas of a boston terrier that says “boston creme pie”

  26. I like you on Facebook (Kim Wallace). Hope I win!

  27. I also like on Facebook (Kim Wallace). Yay for extra credit points! :)

  28. I decorate my kitchen and walls with Fiestaware. I change the wall display colors regularly to match the season and my mood. This would be a great addition!

  29. My apartment’s kitchen walls are pretty sparse right now, aside from a print of a fat French chef with a baguette + wine. I think my dream kitchen would have built-in wine racks, an island for a cupcake bar :) and tons of wall space for hanging pots and pans (love yours!), a beautiful recycled tile backsplash and some cookbook storage.

    Hope I win!

  30. I have tile and cupboards on all three of my kitchen walls.

  31. I think I’d choose a picture of fruit. Or maybe pasta.

  32. As a college student, I don’t have a kitchen of my own. But if I did, one of Sarah’s paintings would definitely be on my wall ;)

  33. What’s on my wall? Paint! I desperately need the cupcake!

  34. My kitchen currently has a severe lack of wall space since it’s a small galley-style kitchen. Sigh. The one real wall that I have is dominated by a potrack. This print would really help make that awful thing a little more feminine and friendly. In my dream kitchen there would be windows and walls galore. I can’t think of anything that I want more in my kitchen than some natural light!

  35. I follow you on twitter and tweeted he contest :) My twitter handle is NOLAkitchenCats

  36. I like you on facebook! Beth Anne M, my link is

  37. I like Sarah on facebook! Beth Anne M, my link is

  38. Right now I have a quilted wall hanging in bright yellows/oranges to go with my cheery yellow kitchen. Love the shortcake picture!

  39. I would love to have a rotary phone hanging on my wall! And I’ve been collecting the past few issues of the Edible magazines in hopes of one day framing all of them and hanging them up in the kitchen. One day…!

  40. I am a love and olive oil fb fan!

  41. All I have in my kitchen is a clock – can’t decide what else to hang! But I would definitely hang this cupcake!

  42. I would wish for some beauuutiful new kitchen cupboards to deck my kitchen walls!

  43. Currently the only thing on my kitchen wall is framed handwritten recipes, one of my dad’s and also one of my husband’s mother, well used with food stains.
    A print of a cupcake would look great!

  44. I would love to have lots and lots of different coloured teapots in my dream kitchen – all along the tops of the cupboards or hanging on the walls somehow. It would look so cute! :)

  45. I have a really small (and white) kitchen. That’s why I only have one picture in there. It’s called “Shared Soup”. (The name in finnish is yhteinen keitos.) It’s a lovely picture about too pigs making a soup. You can find the picture from here:

    I love the picture for two reasons. First it’s describes my small kitchen and me very well and secondly it describes my love to cook with other people. (Of course I love the colours too. ^^)

  46. That painting is truly phenomenal! She is so so talented! hmmm on the wall we just have a spice rack at the moment (sad!) but in my dream kitchen I would like lots of kooky crockery hanging up and old style vintage items/signs i think :) maybe one day! (oh yes, and this painting of course!)

  47. Adorable, adorable!!! I am super, super impressed. I wish I had painting skills, but sadly it’s stick men for me.

  48. In my dream kitchen I would put rows and rows of antique kitchen tools on shelves and hanging up on hooks. The print is super beautiful!!

  49. The kitchen walls in our apartment don’t have much on them at the moment. In my dream kitchen I would love to display some of the plates my grandmother painted.

  50. I like Love and Olive Oil on facebook

  51. I like Sarah Wain on facebook

  52. My kitchen is kind of wine related. Pictures of Italian countryside and wine bottles. I love the cupcake picture!

  53. I have a Guinness plaque on my wall which I love so another food/drink related goody would go just great!

  54. Love the kitchen! Huge fan of cupcakes and love baking them for the guys I support at work. Th picture would go perfect in my reto kitchen and I have just the spot to display!

  55. My kitchen walls are currently empty but I always wanted to get someone to paint a cute picture of fruit but a cupcake would be even better!!

  56. I love the art! I currently have a rooster theme, but am ready to do some updating. Just need some inspiration and ideas!

  57. My walls are covered with wallpaper a spice rack, some wooden spoons, a magnetic knife holder. I have a small kitchen so I don’t have very much wall space.

  58. I would love a copy of that print OR anything by Carolyn Kinder in my kitchen!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  59. I like you on facebook as aubrey laine f
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  60. i like sarah on fb as aubrey laine f
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  61. Not much on the walls yet…hint, hint :)

  62. we just moved in a few months ago and have nothing on our walls, but I’d love that cupcake! and a giant clock :)

  63. The walls are currently cream with nothing on them. My dream kitchen would be Texan themed with beautiful pictures of the Texas Hill Country.

  64. Right now the kitchen contains a large painting that my husband did. We also have some water colors that my father-in-law painted as well. We love artwork.

  65. I would love to have pastel hues of green and blue with decorative plates placed on the walls !

  66. I liked you on FBOOK! =)

  67. In my kitchen, I would want the walls to be robin’s egg or Tiffany blue with black, white, silver, and red accents (including a Candy Apple Red Anniversary KitchenAid Standmixer :)

  68. Gorgeous! There is absolutely nothing (except cabinets) on the walls of my kitchen. It could definitely use some sprucing up! Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. I follow you on Facebook. :)

  70. yummy print! currently my kitchen wall are blank, except for doorless cupboards (stalled kitchen reno..) and I’ve been looking at different types of kitchen art~cupcakes would be a marvelous addition!

  71. I follow you on facebook, and Sarah Wain.

  72. I hope one day to have space to decorate using less utilitarian decorations. For now, in my teeny tiny kitchen I decorate using brightly colored pegboard from which I hang my pots and pans.

  73. I tweeted!

    @fruct0se is my twitter name.

  74. Love the print! Right now I have a copule pinapple wood trivets/cutting boards on my wall. The rest of my walls are blank!
    rncstrong at gmail dot com

  75. I also liked you on Facebook! Hilary S.

    Great blog! Thank you!

  76. This has got to be the coolest painting I have ever seen. And it fits so perfectly in your kitchen! Just adorable!

  77. A subtle happy color (maybe faint peach) for the walls, pot/pan hangers, magnetic knife holders, pot holders.

  78. (True confession, if I won that painting, I’d be sending it on IMMEDIATELY to my best friend who loves cupcakes. Not that I don’t think it’s lovely myself, but it’d just be SO PERFECT for her.)

    We have one decorative thing hung on the walls of our kitchen, and it’s got a cute story with it. We went to the Columbus Flea (yup, good old Columbus, trying desperately to be Brooklyn) and my husband spotted this screenprint done on wood, of these hand-drawn faceted diamond shapes, black lines with slightly-offset green interior, against a beautiful honey-colored wood, with a black frame. He goes “these are the colors I want to do our kitchen in” (we are in the midst of remodeling the house we bought last year, and the kitchen is going to be A Project, but it’s not happening for a few years). So we bought it from the printer as an “inspiration piece” to hang on our wall for when we’re ready to take on the remodel. I just love that my husband is invested enough and thinking about the detail/design to a point where he can say “hey, I like this palette, can we keep it in mind?” So delightful.

  79. LOVE the painting! Great way to add spice to the space! I am always wanting to do my kitchen in citrus.
    PS Liked you on Facebook too!

  80. Right now, it’s our Star Trek calendar and the poster with the cake flavors I made to accompany our wedding cake (which we made ourselves!).

  81. Well there’s nothing really decorating my kitchen walls right now. If I had my choice my kitchen would be chili peppers in every color of the rainbow with yellow accents!!

  82. already your facebook fan!
    ~Merium C

  83. Sara Wain’s facebook fan!
    ~Merium C

  84. oh my god, this is just so wonderful. i LOVE this. my kitchen is tiled, so it’s hard to put things up – i just have a little snowflake bentley print up that my mom gave me for christmas, although i just ordered the de long wine map of france and i’d love to find a home for that in my kitchen too…we’ll see :)

  85. Love the kitchen! and Painting! I have a set of Andy Warhol/Marilyn silk screen plates on the wall and an awesome George Nelson Atomic clock – I really need a Sarah Waine painting to complement the kitchen we are renovating – even as we speak… the guy is here right now tearing down the wall!!!!!

  86. I have a tiny kitchen with one blank wall on which hangs a painting of a monkey with a watermelon hat. I also have a small painting of an egg that hangs on the side of a cabinet. Both painted by my husband.
    We love your blog by the way and have tried many of your recipes.

  87. I have framed photos from all my travels on the walls of my kitchen at the moment.

  88. We have quite a bit of wine paraphernalia on the walls of our kitchen, and I love it! But I also love your kitchen theme.

  89. I love this print! I have some retro ads for my kitchen that I love, but this would go awesome with my cupcake coasters.

  90. I am also a fan of Love & Olive Oil on Facebook, my name is Mandy A :)

  91. also just became a fan of Sarah Wain (Mandy A), totally loving her prints. Might have to get my hands on the cherry one.

  92. Our two kitchens, in our winter and summer homes, are adorned with family art. A copper sculpture by daughter Robin, an antique clock of Dairy Made Ice Cream and a Hatch print of cooking equivalents from daughter Lindsay ( the same one of Love & Olive Oil) and a pear painting by sister in law Sally, Auntie Sal to Lindsay and Robin. There is definitely room for a painting of LIndsay’s delicious cupcake with a cherry on top!!!!!! Put my name in the drawing.
    Love, Mom

  93. Currently we do not have anything on my kitchen walls. My husband and I are newly weds and moved into a small one bedroom apartment for the time being. I would love to have a painting or something on my wall :)

  94. Following on twitter and sent out a tweet :)

  95. liked both love and olive oil and sarah wain on facebook – betsy h.

    i currently have some clay plates from mexico on my kitchen walls, but a cupcake print would be WAY awesome!!

  96. Liked on facebook :) Dina L.

  97. Liked Sarah Wain on Facebook also. Her art is amazing! Dina L.

  98. Oh my goodness, that’s SO gorgeous! My dream kitchen would be filled with paintings/photographs just like this one! It’d be colorful, cheery, and whimsical without going over the top.

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