Two Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts, 5 inches by 7 inches, December 2011
Private collection, Pheonixville, Pennsylvania
Three Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts, 5 inches by 7 inches, December 2011
Private collection, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Some friends of ours recently returned from a short fun-filled vacation in Hawaii, and brought us a small can of chocolate covered Macadamia nuts. Rather than merely enjoy eating them all in short order, I decided to see if I could actually capture the colors of chocolate with paint. There's an aspect to the opacity of the surface that should keep them from being confused with olives, although immediately another artist confused the unfinished painting with olives. I spent more time studying the details before they once again became tasty little souvenirs of a trip to Hawaii.