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Friday Faves: Mmmm.. Donuts!

22 Jun

Please pardon the Homer Simpson impression!  What is it about those little round, doughy rings?  Frosted or glazed, we love them all.  Here are a few artists who’ve captured the spirit of our passion for these sweet treats.

Fade to Blonde by Emily Eleveth

Boxed Donuts by Peter Anton

Krispy Kreme Dozen by Joel Penkman

Donut Tower by Larry Preston

Emily Eleveth | Peter Anton | Joel Penkman | Larry Preston 

I’m drooling now, how about you?  Think I’ll try to talk the hubby into a visit to the Donut House this weekend.  I don’t think it will take much arm-twisting. 😉  Happy weekend, Artsies!

All images are via the artists’ websites, linked above.

Lee Price

10 Apr

Sometimes, I find an artist’s work so powerful, that I can’t write about it immediately.  When I found New York artist Lee Price’s work, I wanted to share it as soon as possible, but just couldn’t write about it yet.  So I featured her on my Artist Watch over on Escape Into Life, where I can simply post images, a bio and a link.

Asleep, oil on linen, 38x56

Having been naturally thin and active almost my entire life, up until recently, I’ve never really had weight issues.  There were times I actually wished to be a little more curvy, more womanly.  But as I approach the big 4-0 next week (!), I find myself struggling more than ever with my body image.  Having listened to every woman I know complain about her body at one time or another, I know that I am not alone.

Self-Portrait in Tub With Chinese Food, oil on linen, 44x44

Lee Price’s work speaks to food obsessions and compulsions so common, especially among women.  Her pastel, candy-colored palette belies the darkness at the heart of each painting.  Her women are isolated, surrounded not by friends, family or lovers, but by piles of food, rarely untouched.

Full, oil on linen, 54x44

Constantly bombarded with conflicting media, we, as women, are often left feeling inadequate and confused.  We retreat into ourselves, indulging when we are alone so that the only judgement we’ll feel is our own.  Will we ever stop condemning ourselves so harshly?

Lemon Meringue, oil on linen, 72x32

Boston Cream, oil on linen, 65x48

For me, its still a struggle to make the right choices.  Gone are the days of being able to eat whatever I like and still be a size 5.  But also gone are the days of eating like a bird and obsessing over the way my body looks in a bikini.  I may be a bit more curvy, but I’m choosing to be happier than ever.  For me, it’s been a choice worth making.

To more of Lee Price’s work, please visit her website.

Featured image is Ice Cream, oil on linen, 62×31.  All images are via the artist’s website.

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.

The Artsy Everyday: Is That Your Art in My Coffee?

22 Mar

I always get a little thrill when I get a tiny foam work of art in my coffee.

Friday Faves: Eat. Drink. Be Artsy.

22 Jul

The hubby and I love food.  Eating food.  Buying food.  Cooking food.  Talking about eating, buying and cooking food.  We plan trips around where we will eat.  For us, food is more than just a way to provide energy to our bodies. ( Although, we take that pretty seriously ).  Food doesn’t just nourish our bodies, it is a feast for the eyes and the soul.  The best times are those spent lingering over wine after a delicious meal with friends.

For centuries, artists have seen the beauty and sensuality in food.  Gastronomical still lifes have long been the fare first of students, then of masters like Cezanne.  For this Friday’s round-up, I’m featuring some selections from an artsy menu.  Here are some of my favorite artistic comestibles!

Falling Seeds #8 by Gustavo Castillo

Opaque Cookies by Kim Frohsin

Tower by Justin Richel

Hot Sauce Spill by Carlos Lopez

Strawberry PB&J by Duane Keiser

After you wipe the drool off your keyboard, be sure to check out the websites of all these grocery-lovin’ artists.  Hmm.. I think maybe it’s time for lunch.

1.  Gustavo Castillo

2. Kim Frohsin

3. Justin Richel

4. Carlos Lopez

5. Duane Keiser

Any other foodie Artsies out there?  Have a favorite eatery or foodie artist?  Do tell!

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