Friday, February 5, 2010

M&Ms

I was in the mood for something fun and colorful, so I bought some M&Ms to paint a still life. I debated painting the candy dish in various crops, but finally decided it would be more fun to do a really close crop of just the candy.


When you aren’t used to eating a lot of sugar, M&Ms are unbelievably sweet! I was amazed at how quickly I went from being nauseous to addicted. I had so much fun painting this, but found it is difficult to paint candy without wanting to eat it. Now I need to paint something healthy to get over my sugar high.




M&Ms

5” x 5”

Soft Pastel on La Carte

13 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The green ones used to be my favorites, then the stinkers went and made some that beautiful shade of blue. What I find nice about the M&M is that you can just have a little sweet when you need some. Your painting will send any M&M fan into ecstasy!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Looks good enough to eat, but I imagine not easy to paint. Great job.

Dana Cooper said...

I love this piece...yum!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Claire - aren't those blues fabulous?

Thanks, Lokelani - It was totally fun to paint! I had to do another one, which I'll post soon. The second one was easier, as I had learned from the first.

Thanks, Dana! :)

Sandra Galda said...

Happy to have found your blog! Love your realism! very attractive images here, I will be back!

Pat Burns said...

Hi Kari! I've passed along the Sunshine Blogger award to you that I received from Lisa Riehl. I rarely take the time to do these things, but it has been quite a while since I told my fellow artists how much joy & inspiration they bring me. Congrats, you can visit my site to retrieve it!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Sandra, I'm glad you like my work! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

Thanks, Pat, that's really sweet of you. I'll stop by your blog soon.

Gwen Bell said...

Love this close up view. Great colors and shadows! Looks like it took a lot of patience to paint. Great job!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Gwen!

Another Daydreamer said...

You are in the EBSQ Friday Five!

http://blog.ebsqart.com/2010/02/19/ebsq-friday-five-does-candy/

Kari Tirrell said...

Hey, cool! Thanks Amanda! :)

Aimee D said...

I just have to chime in and say, I absolutely adore both your M&M pieces. Beautiful, and so bright!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Aimee!