Friday Faves: Are You a Sweet Genius?

6 Apr

Tell me ya’ll have at least seen the commercials for Food Network’s Sweet Genius show.  If you haven’t, you are missing out on some unintentional hilarity!  Hubby and I can’t help but imitate host Ron Ben-Israel each time he utters the show’s tagline, “Are YOU a sweet genius?” in a heavily accented voice.  With shows like Sweet Genius, Cupcake Wars and Cake Boss, there seems to be a quest for confection these days.  How about a few sweet artistic treats to kick off your weekend?  Enjoy!

Big Banana Split by Mary Ellen Johnson, oil on panel, 38x32

Black Pool Rock by Joel Penkman, egg tempera on gesso board, 17.7x23.5

Pink Confetti Cake by Peter Anton, mixed media, 40x51x40

Coffee and Cake by Duane Keiser

Mary Ellen Johnson | Joel Penkman | Peter AntonDuane Keiser 

Hope you enjoy some sweet goodies of your own this weekend!

Featured image is Boxed Donuts by Peter Anton, mixed media, 36x37x5.5.  All images are via the artists’ websites as linked above.

2 Responses to “Friday Faves: Are You a Sweet Genius?”

  1. matateishi April 7, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    So yummy. I don’t usually theme my art purchases. but I noticed that I have a few little paintings featuring desserts, somehow I’m attracted to their lusciousness every time. Something about paint resembling icing?

    • Lesley April 7, 2012 at 9:59 am #

      Love that comparison! I think I love encaustics for their resemblance to icing. 😉

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