Fearless Friday, Caprese Grilled Cheese

Do you ever draw or paint food?

I think it’s a lot of fun…

The cooking theme on the Painted Apron this month

is Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

so let’s draw and paint one!

My inspiration photo was this grilled caprese sandwich with avocado~

doesn’t it make you want to take a bite? 😋

I started with a pencil sketch drawing shape by shape

Don’t let a complex subject intimidate you

Pick a start point and go from there

I started with the top slice of bread and worked my way down

Once satisfied with the drawing

I went over it with a waterproof fine liner pen

and erased the pencil

Remember, if you are having trouble with an initial sketch,

you can always trace a photo

and transfer it to a painting surface with carbon paper

I used gouache for this painting

Gouache is similar to watercolor except that it is opaque

rather than transparent

I started painting from the top down also,

beginning with the top slice of bread,

using a semi dry yellow wash and adding touches of brown

Shades and tones of red and orange for the tomato

Shades of greens for the basil leaves

More green shades for the avocado slices

Pale yellow washes to give the melted mozzarella some dimension

Pale blue gray shadows ground the sandwich


“Caprese Grilled Cheese” 5′ x 6″ gouache & ink on mixed media paper

Draw and paint something delicious!

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

24 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Caprese Grilled Cheese”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    When framed, this would make a wonderful work of art for a kitchen.

  2. This has me DROOL…I want the oozing out cheese..so good.

  3. Looks good enough to eat. I love paintings of food, perfect art for the kitchen! Happy Friday, Jenna🌻

  4. I don’t know what looks more delicious — the sandwich or your painting! Yum!

  5. Jenna… this is so cute. You should do a series… they would be so cute in a kitchen! Have a great weekend!

  6. I am freaking out that you painted this because at this moment, I have already sketched a BLT to paint! You are a Boost with this private lesson. thanks so much, and great minds think (and eat) alike!

  7. lghiggins says:

    Fresh basil and avocado–great additions to grilled cheese. That looks so yummy!

  8. Love the bight and cheery colors and your painting style!

  9. Nancy says:

    Amazing! Perfect for a kitchen!

  10. Kim says:

    Oh Jenna, what a fun subject you chose and you just nailed it! It does look good enough to eat. I do hope you add it to the gallery your kitchen so that anyway who visits you gets to see it! I hope you have a great week!

  11. Mary says:

    Your grilled cheese looks good enough to eat Jenna! ♥

  12. You’re so talented!!

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