Friday, February 18, 2011


It took a lot of chocolate to paint this.
Photographing it drove me nuts.
Personally, I don't like chocolate and nuts,
so I figured I better just close the box.


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Yummy! This painting looks like it even smells good. Have your dogs ever gotten into chocolate? Tempted? My friend's chihuahua, Cosmo, LOVES chocolate and whenever it's around and within reach, he eats it. Always with very unhappy (though never life-threatening) results. So far. This box would kill him!

Celeste Bergin said...

ooooooooo I love the design of all looks so chocolate-y. I do like chocolate, so I am glad this is at your house! (haha)..beautifully painted.

Carol King said...

chocolate and nuts are my very favorite. My mouth started watering when I saw this. Yummy!

Sheila Vaughan said...

I don't normally like chocolate paintings (I mean paintings of chocolates) but somehow this has some integrity. It isn't pretending to be the chocolates themselves. It remains a "painting of chocolates". I like how I can see the weave of the canvas too. A whole horizontal series of these paintings on a wall would look intriguing.

Sonya Johnson said...

This is very cool! I like how you've rendered it as almost an abstract image: it's clear that these are chocolates, but there's no other context (box, plate, etc.), so it's all about their shapes and textures.

I have never been happy with photos I've taken of paintings on canvas, so I understand your frustration there.

hw (hallie) farber said...

A dozen pieces of chocolate--beautiful. I saw this late last night, then went into the kitchen and had some dark (healthy) chocoate with nuts. Thanks.

loriann said...

a lesson in warm and cool and the shapes they just to be chocolate. yum.

SamArtDog said...

Thanks. You're all too kind...
I take that back.
You are exactly my kind.
Double-OK D.
Our Own Kind, Dear.
Treat yourself and eat
a chunk o chocolate.
You so deserve it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

now THAT is a challenge.
Excellent work!