After retiring, I took a part time job working as a security guard. One of the locations I worked at was a Jewish Y. One day, an instructor at the Y asked me if I could make a jelly bean painting for their facility. At first, I thought she wanted me to paint a picture “of” jelly beans, but she soon explained that she wanted a painting “using jelly beans” as the painting genre. I never heard of any artwork being done using jelly beans but said that I would happy to do it (love new challenges), anyway. I did my research, then sat myself down and plotted out “how” to begin.
I had immediately decided a painting of Jerusalem would be most fitting. BUT, first I had to do a test run!! I never worked in jelly beans before and had to make sure I worked out all the kinks. The first pic below is the test piece I did which worked out to be 5ft across. I have to say, I really loved how the water movement in this painting, turned out, and boy was it heavy…as ALL jelly bean paintings, are!! And they have to be “large” too, to allow for detail. The larger the piece, the better the detail.
Title: “INFANT SEA”
…I did include other edibles but just in the ocean floor, area.
ETA: there’s not a lot of hues in color, but what they did have, I tried to make a reference chart for it…such as the pinks, reds, etc.