• Amy

12 O'clock Popsicle

Updated: Sep 23

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.


-Amy