Love and Olive Oil

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 know the contest is over, but I just wanted to say that I love your pan hanger and the use of a mason jar as a vase. Lovely!

  2. My walls are bare in my kitchen and they meed something ASAP! ;)

  3. I’ve been collecting fruit crate labels for about 20 years and they pretty much take up every free space on my very small kitchen walls :)

  4. Oh I’m also a fan on facebook and twitter, and I RT’d =)

  5. Only thing on my kitchen walls is a calender and key hook. Pretty dismal lol. I’d love to add more color in my kitchen, walls and accessories included. =)

  6. I am a fan of Love & Olive Oil also…

  7. Sara Wain’s facebook fan :)

  8. Not much on my Kitchen walls Just one big mirror.. Would love to do a change up My kitchen is in need :)

  9. Megan W. (sorry forgot that part on my last entries!) Tweeted too. :) (@thefreshfridge)

  10. And I am a fan of Sarah’s on FB too! :)

  11. I am a fan of Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (via The Fresh Fridge)

  12. Beautiful paintings, I have loved Sarah’s artwork ever since I started talking to her sis – Ali @ Gimmesomeoven about those “really-cool-cupcake-paintings-I-keep-seeing-around”! Lovely! My dream kitchen would start with having a bigger one! I would decorate it with art & a nice wine rack!

  13. Gloria F follow L&O on Facebook.

  14. What a cool idea! And a gorgeous cupcake. My kitchen is tiny, but I have one wall ver small wall above my backsplash that has been begging for some art for about 2 years now!

  15. I also like you on facebook!

  16. I seriously have a dartboard on my wall. I would like to have cabinets all over!

  17. I have my dream kitchen… and on my walls are my Mother’s plate and teacup collections… My mother taught me to cook and this way I think of her every time I’m in the kitchen…

  18. I like Love and Olive Oil on Facebook

  19. I have a print from Peju winery on one wall in my kitchen

  20. The biggest thing for me with kitchen walls is that I want light and color – but I’m flexible as to what that could be…

  21. I also tweeted the giveaway. @splemonade

  22. Sadly my husband and I move so much due to his job that the last few places we have lived I haven’t put anything on my kitchen walls. But if I won this print it would definitely be going up in our new house that we are moving into next month! :)

  23. Right now the walls of my kitchen are coated with the chunky leftovers of a wild day of canning cream-style corm. The lovely yellow is accented by dabs & splatters of a charming Balsamic Berry Jelly (or maybe sauce) that I whipped up.

    My dream kitchen would have a full canning pantry wall. Eight-inch deep shelves from floor to ceiling with ventilate4d doors to protect my precious goods. Ahhhh…dreams….

  24. My kitchen walls are bare, but my favorite decoration is my handblown glass peach.

    I’d love more food related art.

  25. Our home is open concept, so there’s not too much wall space in our kitchen. We have a bulletin board on one wall and cute wicker baskets on top of the cabinets. :)

  26. OMG I am actually in the process of decorating my kitchen in CUPCAKES!! This would be perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

    Thanks for the chance to win! I'm about to retweet :) @aduranbrooks

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