Good Enough To Eat: K. Henderson

26 Sep

Today’s artist is a painter whose collection of candied still lifes are so sweet, you’ll get a cavity just looking at them!  New Mexico artist K. Henderson creates fabulously graphic paintings of the sweetest treats.

Gumballs and Crystal, oil, 6x6 Liquorice All Sorts, oil, 24x18

Part of the appeal of these candy coated canvases is not just the subject matter ( who doesn’t love candy?! ), but the way the artist has juxtaposed the brightly colored sweets against a rich black background or graphic-pop black and white stripes.  Old fashioned candies appear fresh and modern.

Liquorice All Sorts, oil, 24x18

Any artist who can make licorice look delicious has my vote.  I mean doesn’t that look scrumptious?  And I normally hate licorice, but I think I might be persuaded by the pretty colors and textures.

Red Tootsie, oil, 8x10

Peanuts and Gumballs, oil, 24x18

To see  drool over more of K. Henderson’s work, please visit her website.

The featured image is A Kiss.  All images are courtesy of the artist’s website.

2 Responses to “Good Enough To Eat: K. Henderson”

  1. K. Henderson September 27, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Thanks for the nice write up!!

    • Lesley September 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

      My pleasure!

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