The Last Candy

Painting is about 16″X17.5″, acrylic on oil or acrylic stretched canvas, painted over an existing painting.


Text on this one says ‘Grandma Candyhead is sweet, but distant.’

I have to say, when I started painting on this woman, she was pi-i-ssed! I really haven’t had this kind of reaction from a painting in a long, long, time. To keep her quiet I had to cover more and more of her with candy, balancing out the bitterness radiating her hooded eyes! Looking at her was quite unsettling and made me somewhat panicky! Eventually, I covered her eyes with green peppermints and made one lazy.

I also gave her a big set of wax lips, encased her in holiday candy, and essentially reinvented her.  She is quiet now, a sugary version of Lot’s wife. She reminds me of my lazy-eyed, black-clad Nonna, who looked like a man, and who was always sneaking me candy, telling me I was a skinny boy!


To buy this painting, go HERE.

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