Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More Candy

"Plain M & M's II, 6"x6", Oil on Board
I finished painting this a couple of hours ago and decided to go ahead and get this posted tonight. I ended up painting this candy piece because I really wanted something colorful after painting the teapot. The biggest challenge painting these pieces are all the lettering on the packages. I might have to reshoot this piece because the yellow M & M looks jagged on the edge. It's not like that on the painting so I'm not sure what's going on. For my artists pick of the week, take a look at Scott Fraser and Linden Frederick's work. I was fortunate to see Linden Frederick's work at the Farnsworth Art Museum back in 2007 and it's impressive.

24 comments:

d. prizzi said...

Love this painting Jean....excellent job on the package!

Jean Victory said...

Hi D.
It's nice to hear from you...loved your last piece. The packaging is always the most challenging. Thanks for looking

r garriott said...

What a fun idea... someone will have to have these M&M's for sure.

Thanks for the artists picks; Years ago I had a two-sentence tag at the end of a Scott Fraser newspaper review; still one of the big moments in my limited publicity. Was lucky enough to see a few of his pieces "live"; amazing stuff.

Jean Victory said...

Hi R.
I do a candy painting every once in awhile. I really like Scott Fraser's work. That's incredible that you were mentioned in the review. If I could get to his skill level with my painting, I'd have it made.

Bridget said...

a painting full of colours and joy!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Bridget,
Thanks for looking...I appreciate it.

Joanne said...

Hi Jean,
You must have an incredible amount of patience, Jean, to do a piece like this with so much detail and lettering! It is really beautifully done. I suppose the best part of painting a subject like this is that you can paint your candy and eat it too! (Okay - so it is a lame joke! Never claimed to be funny... hehe) Have a wonderful weekend.

Jala Pfaff said...

Looks perfect to me.
Just discovered your site through R Garriott's. I'm adding your blog to my blogroll and will be back to enjoy your work some more!
P.S. A teenage son sounds kind of like a nightmare to me. I don't know how you parental types do it! (I didn't have any kids.)

Jean Victory said...

Hi Joanne,
Yes, I do have a lot of patience and Yes, I also ate the candy after I was finished. Thanks for looking Joanne. It's always good to hear from you.

Jean Victory said...

Hi Jala,
I'm glad you found me. Thanks for looking at my work and adding me to your blogroll. It's greatly appreciated.

becky joy said...

Love this piece. Very convincing.

John Vander Stelt said...

Nice piece, Jean. Keep up the good work.

Pierre Raby said...

Clean & fresh- I like this juxtaposition of brown and primary colors. A great end of winter to you Jean!

Jean Victory said...

Becky,
Thanks for stopping by to look at my work...I really appreciate it. Love your plein air work!

Jean Victory said...

Hi John,
It's good to hear from you! How's the painting coming along? Thanks for stopping by.

Jean Victory said...

Hi Pierre,
It's good to hear from you. I've been checking your blog for new work...can't wait to see your next piece! Take care!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

I see that this is also a painting...wow!!!This is what I wish to be able to do...
blessings,Flora

Jean Victory said...

Flora,
You already have such a give! Keep creating!

Kim Denise said...

I've had a wonderful time looking through your blog and website. I used to live in Old Orchard Beach, so it was nice to see those Maine land/seascapes! But I'm especially drawn to your still life pieces. Great work!

Jean Victory said...

Kim,
Thanks for taking the time to view my work. I love OOB! I try to get down to that area every summer. I'm glad you liked my still lifes. Thanks for stopping by.

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