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  • Writer's pictureAmy

12 O'clock Popsicle

Updated: Sep 23, 2022

Popsicle food art, why and what for?

photo by Phil Lewis (my dad and photographer)

So it began

July 19th 2022 I finished this painting.

I was inspired by my mural just a week before. I realized there was a realm of creating that I had been ignoring.

In my search for realism I had neglected my more imaginative wanderings.

As a beginner you always want to be able to paint what you seen in your mind. As a more experienced painter I was finally able to do that - within reason.

This sort of realism that isn't hyperrealistic leaves me free to make art faster and with more whimsy and to offer art in a more affordable range.. Not every idea has so be completely thought out because I'm spending 1-3 days on it (not 1-3 months).

Popsicle Popsicle

My sketchbook is full of little ideas like this. Most of them want to be full hyperrealism paintings. However, some just aren't strong enough.

A fancy hand holding a popsicle was the place to start for my new series.

I used acrylic paint and Behr house paint (leftovers from my mural).

Why not?

There's nothing particularly deep about this painting. This is the beginning of a series that asks, why not?

It lets your imagination take a little trip. Is that circle a moon, sun or spotlight? What is she dressed up for? etc. etc.

Please join me on this side quest to provide both me & you a little bit more joy.



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