I sat down to do the painting and thought, "That chocolate chip package is pretty long, better do this landscape instead of portrait." But . . . then I started drawing the flour bag in the dead center of the page! When I got done drawing it and the vanilla, I realized that the huge bag of chocolate chips (they didn't have the small size, so I had to get the economy size at the market instead) wasn't going to fit in the remaining space! So . . . I truncated it--I pushed it farther away from me on the table, put it at an angle, and went for some folds and things to minimize the size. It more or less worked . . . and fit onto my page with about a quarter inch to spare! You only see a few letters of "Toll House" but with Nestlé and the distinctive color of the bag, I think everyone will know what it is!
I like the flour bag, but am less pleased with the vanilla than I was the last time I painted it--the lettering went on crooked and (again) since it was in pen, I couldn't do much to fix that. But it's not disturbing enough for another redo. I was much happier with the shadows--I didn't go so crazy trying to replicate every detail but just put in the basics, and I think they work well enough.
I meant to do two more illustrations today, but I just ran out of momentum (and daylight). I'm going to go do something mindless for awhile, and maybe do another one tomorrow night. I only have two to go!