Art Adventures

Think of your favorite childhood candy. Pop Rocks? Zots? Sugar Daddy? How about Razzles?

A candy store that offers these nostalgic candies also offers up memories of childhood. Almost every Sunday after church, we would stop at the grocery store and purchase some little sweet treat. What excitement to go through the candy isle, and carefully select a brightly packaged box filled with vivid color, tantalizing texture, and, of course, an explosion of sugar!

I’m considering painting a watercolor series of old-time candies. Plus, BONUS, I get to go to the candy store and buy up some colorful treats. Right?

Remember my post called Cracked Coconut? I mentioned Gummy Bears during a fruit photo shoot. I had alluded to a Gummy Bear painting. Alas, it has come about!

Very Beary was so interesting to paint! Gummy Bears? How much fun is that? Their colorful translucency with sun shining through them gave me an aesthetic fit! Oh, and during my photo shoot of the little Gummy Bears? I had to hurry. My son had quick fingers and the little guys kept disappearing.

Celebration of Gummy Bears 8x8 original watercolor on gesso-covered watercolor paper $50

Very Beary, 8×8 original watercolor on gesso-covered watercolor paper $50

But then he came up with the title, which is perfect, so he is hereby excused from any aforementioned said consumption of gummies.

Anyway, aren’t they cute? I think a series of candies would be fun and colorful. But I need suggestions. Any thoughts on candies you would love to see painted? Send me a comment (find the comment box at the very bottom of this page) to get those candies painted!

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2 Responses to “Very Beary”

  1. Inese Poga Art Gallery

    Just fantastic! I really love your style, every painting looks so unique and the techniques you use are really worth trying. Excellent artworks, all of them!


    • sbhansen2014

      Thank you! I paint pretty much anything that I am interested in. As artists, we are pressured, at times, to paint certain subjects and stick to them, but I find that my technique is the “glue” that holds the paintings together, so to speak. Just as your style is your glue, as well. I can look at a painting and know it is your painting, no matter what your subject. Though we tend to keep painting subjects we love! I love your technique as well. Keep painting!! 🙂



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