Painted with Chocolate


I have painted with many media. Yesterday I ran an encaustic art workshop. At Burnie, I demonstrated painting on silk last weekend. I am about to deliver three miniatures painted in oil paint and I have a commissioned acrylic on canvas to be collected this week. Most of my adult students like to learn watercolour. One of the awards I have won is a TasArt one for a work in soft pastel and have also done art in coloured pencil, kiln fired paintings onto glass, scraperboard and more. But the most unusual, and probably the most difficult, is painting with chocolate. The works here are all painted with chocolate. Lovely rich dark chocolate from local chocolate maker Anvers melts so beautifully, but I also use the lighter toned milk chocolate and white chocolate which often needs the addition of a little copha to obtain a suitable paint consistency. This is coloured with powdered dyes for chocolate for the colourful works.snowy peaks

The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania

Garden

painted with chocolate

painted with chocolate

I hope you enjoy this novel painting medium… if you are brave enough, have a go. I used fingers and palette knives to apply the chocolate to canvas boards. Judging from the hundreds of people stopping to watch, it is entertaining and I had two TV crews film and interview me for a snippet for the evening news. A fun day and a fantsatic event every July in Latrobe Tasmania. A must do for chocaholics or those who like something a bit different.

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One comment on “Painted with Chocolate

  1. Riana Susan Basson says:

    Absolutely beautiful and stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this with me,Riana

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