Friday, February 14, 2014

CHOCOLATE PAINTINGS


I was just thinking about chocolate . . . I don't know why.

Maybe because it's Valentine's Day?  Or because I am a woman and the day ends with a Y?

Anyway, I remembered painting these Chocolate Paintings, years ago.  My gallery in Durango had asked me to create something to decorate their booth for a local fundraiser, "Chocolate Fantasia".  The theme was "Old Hollywood", so I decided to create some old movie posters of Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe.

And, I decided to try to paint them, using only chocolate!






I painted layers of "watercolor" washes with COCOA.  After doing as much as I could with a brush and the cocoa wash, I let it dry and then came back into it with Baker's Chocolate Squares -- using the square as if it were a stick of pastel.  





The posters smelled great, even after they dried!  

They were a big hit, although most people didn't realize they were done totally with chocolate.  I probably should have done a live demo.  

It was fun, though!





5 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea and they are good paintings too.

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  2. Oh, my gosh! These are amazing. How did the chocolate hold up longevity wise?

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    1. Thanks! I don't really know, Michelle, how they held up. The paintings were donated to a long-time volunteer at the festival. I told them when I gave my okay that I couldn't guarantee their longevity. Haven't heard . . .

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