30 x 40 inches
Acrylic on canvas
In my Salted Butterscotch painting, I wanted to recall a delicious butterscotch cream with a slightly salty taste by staging a water lily that I drew in sweet pink tones reminding candies. I then sprinkled its petals with sunny yellow tones and translucent white droplets that evoke the salt and I finally placed the flower on a pond of highly textured warm brown, flavory orange and golden ocher tones that recall butterscotch.
This painting is part of my Garden of flavors series, which invite you into a larger-than-life universe where the senses mingle. In these paintings, I wanted to illustrate the associations that are created in my mind between flavors and colors. I fixed them on the canvas to remember the flavors I shown using different colors. I illustrated how the fruit flavors become liquid blue, sweet pink and succulent yellow tones, and vice versa, how the colorful flower petals can form great delicious waves in my mind and remind me of the fruit, candy and pastry tastes.
The patterns of the painting continue on he 1½in sides. It is strung with picture cords ready to hang.