A colorful candy necklace spills from a glass vase.
One of a series of twelve in my Boxed Still Life: Candy Series
This original acrylic painting is on cradled gessobord with matching painted sides to enhance the 'boxed' look. Wired and ready to hang.
The genesis of my Boxed Still Life series project was in 2010 when I decided to photograph various fruits in my daughter’s colorful wooden stacking/nesting boxes as series of ‘boxed still life’. It was/is my attempt to create a trompe l’oeil effect so that anyone viewing the paintings might feel as if they could reach into them and pick up the object depicted. They turned out so well and got such a good response that I thought it would be fun to do a new Boxed Still Life series every year. I did a second series in 2011 featuring flowers, but didn’t get around to doing one in 2012 as I focused on doing my larger urban landscape watercolors (and having my second child). In 2013, I did a series of twelve peppers. And now, after a three year gap, my current series for 2016 features various candies. It's been a real challenge trying to capture the powdery finish of some candies and the glossy shine of others not to mention all the light sparkling across cellophane and glass!
acrylic paint, cradled gessoboard