Food Painting: Highlights And Shadows That Create Delicious Art

I was spending a moment or two last weekend on Pinterest and I came across an especially gorgeous “food-themed” painting. It was a photo of pancakes and blueberries, and the shadows were just incredible! Inspired by the painting, I decided to give this kind of art a try of my own. Take a look at some more of my inspiration below!
But wait! Before you begin, it’s a good idea to stock up on supplies! Here’s what you’ll need to create your own gorgeous food painting:
-Cardstock Paper

Food Painting Inspiration

Strawberry Cake With Berry Toppings

Use a watercolor shading technique (you can learn more about each one here) and the right angles to paint a delicious cake that looks like it is leaping off of the page. Now is a good time to practice your blending techniques too (psst..sometimes, all you need is a lot of water!)

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Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

The painting that started it all! I came across this beautiful piece of artwork on Pinterest and it made me hungry for breakfast, and an opportunity to break out my paints! The shading on these blueberries makes them look good enough to eat.

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A Healthy Meal

When I look at a meal like this, I can’t help but think of summer. I like how the artist below drew each ingredient individually, and then made the meal complete with everything cooking in the cast iron skillet. Take a look at the painted sheen of the oil in the pan, too! Use the steps in this tutorial to create a similar effect in paintings of your own.

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Avocado Toast

There’s nothing like a fresh piece of avocado toast in the morning and it can be a bummer when you miss out on such a good eat because you’re running out the door. Fortunately, you’ll never have to worry about that with a painting like this hanging up on your wall! If you ask me, looking at it (and even painting it!) is just as good as the real thing.

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Fries Wrapped In Newspaper

If you’re tired of thinking of things to paint, why not try your hand at painting one of your favorite foods? In my case, that would easily be some french fries! Instead of painting them on something like a plate, wrap them in newspaper instead so you can practice your texture techniques as you create the folds of the paper.

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