Tuesday, May 09, 2006

chocolate art

A week or two ago I was listening to CBC radio 1 while painting and heard an interview with someone from ChocolaTas regarding a contest to create 'artist series chocolates.' I was intrigued (loving the idea of chocolate art ~ what could be more perfect?), wrote down some details, and promptly forgot about it. Then yesterday an invitation arrived in my inbox from the contest promoters. There are no prizes aside from the publicity, but I was intrigued by the idea of painting something that tiny (4 cm x 4 cm or 1.5" x 1.5" for the metrically challenged) with a three-colour limit. So I had to give it a try.

I did three designs today. I have entered an artist series wine label competition several times and never gotten farther than the finalists, so I don't expect to win, but it was an interesting 'little' challenge. Besides, since the contest is not an online submission, I'll have to actually remember to physically get it to the appropriate people on time...

15 Comments:

Blogger Laini Taylor said...

What a fun idea! I've seen fancy little chocolates like that, with pictures on them, even (weirdly) portraits of celebrities. Your style would go really well, the bold color and strong holding line seems MADE for chocolate designing! And you thought your "small art" was small before!

9/5/06 3:27 PM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

Sounds like fun ! I wish I had some extra time to take part ! :)

9/5/06 3:56 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

You should, Sheri! What's an hour of your time?

9/5/06 4:04 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

mmmmm went to the site and the chocolates look yummy
hey don't sell yourself short. you never know what might happen besides those are good designs

9/5/06 7:05 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

AHHHHHH, i LOVE THE HOUSE. :)

9/5/06 8:18 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

these little dudes are so cute!!

9/5/06 9:37 PM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

I have to say it: Sweet!

9/5/06 11:31 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Chocolate art! A contest after my own heart! You're stuff is perfect for this format (I love the trio with this post).

10/5/06 12:39 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I am amazed by how much you have got into such a tiny format without going for miniaturist styling - wonderful.

10/5/06 1:17 AM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Doughnuts!!!!!! Homade of course.. with vegetable oil:)

10/5/06 11:37 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

I would have to have a magnifying glass to do anything that small. Your minis are very bright and cheery, and how did you manage to get all that detail? I hope you win!

10/5/06 5:21 PM  
Blogger sugar mama said...

Chocolate AND art... doesn't get much better! These are great. I find that small sizes can be much harder than a big white canvas. Good luck, you know my mantra... keep trying till you get in!

10/5/06 5:28 PM  
Blogger susan said...

i agree with baa! those two combinations are a wonderful mix. yours are so cute!

10/5/06 6:25 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Don't forget to send these in - they're really cool! In fact, I'd almost be tempted to not unwrap the chocolate because the wrapper was so pretty...but the chocolate would probably prevail. You know how it is...

10/5/06 6:26 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Laini: Celebs! I suppose Kirstie Alley isn't one of them...

Toni: I wonder if they're too simple, though. I'm not a miniaturist and I've seen what detail real miniature painters can achieve.

Calvin: That seems to be the favourite around here, too!

Val: Thanks.

Kyknoord: You would. :)

Tara: I *knew* you'd like this one! :)

Caroline: I guess that's the flip side of what i said to Toni...

LDahl: Ha! You're commenting on Caroline's recent post, not mine! And if I hadn't visited her blog right after reading this I'd be totally confused... well, more than usual.

Nan: I think I need one, too -- or at least reading glasses. Not the kind of discovery I wanted to make!

Baa: It is hard to paint small, isn't it? I'm just not used to it, in spite of my flurry of recent small paitnings.

Susan: :)

Carla: These designs go on the *chocolates*, not just the wrapping! No idea how they do that.

10/5/06 6:47 PM  

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