All posts filed under: Art

Link Love: Mike Geno on Cheese and Bacon

The New York Times ran an awesome piece on Mike Geno, a Philadelphia-based painter who’s current favorite subject is cheese (and bacon and other gorgeous meats, as well as Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets)  Many painters have endeavored to paint a still life every day, the painting-a-day phenomenon that has remained popular for several years.  Geno’s painting’s remind me of those… they’re relatively small and inexpensive and many are available for sale on his website: http://mikegeno.com/.  Main difference here is that rather than painting bowls of flowers or random house objects, Geno’s main subject is cheese.  They’re mouth-watering-ly awesome to smile at.  I couldn’t help myself from craving them. Mike Geno

Link Love: Paris vs. New York

If you haven’t stumbled on Paris versus New York, go there immediately.  Super clever illustrations of icons in Paris and New York range from cinema to food to culture and style.  Artist Vahram Muratyan has just come out with a new book featuring these wonderful illustrations.  You’re guaranteed to smile.

Rosalie Pryor: Food Illustration

Oh lovely food.  Oh gorgeous food illustration.  Cheers to Rosalie Pryor, an amazingly talented food illustrator.  Based in the UK, Pryor frequently creates commissioned artwork for UK publications and also sells her work individually via PayPal (with awesomely reasonable prices!)  Enjoy these snippets.  See her full range on her site.  You can also read a nice interview with Pryor here.  

Food Illustration: TheyDrawandCook.com and Moleskine Passions Recipe Journal

When I am writing recipes for this blog, I often jot the ingredients and methods down as I go in my Moleskin Passions Recipe Journal.  I love it.  It’s organized by meal type (desserts, salads, etc.) with a cool template for checking off the critical details of a recipe.  I purchased this journal on Amazon, and there was this cool inspirational video on the detail page: Moleskin Passions Recipe Journal After watching this video, I was so charged!  I wanted to be able to illustrate the gorgeous food I work with everyday… photography is lovely but illustrations have so much charm!  Unfortunately I don’t possess any real drawing talent.  But then my friend Marcy directed me to this site: TheyDrawandCook.com.  OMG.  What an adorable and useful way to present recipes.  Inspired by the beautiful vision of figs (which, I mean, are probably the most amazingly beautiful foods on the planet), the pair behind TheyDrawandCook.com created this illustration and the others below.  A whole blog was born–dedicated to food/recipe illustration.  

Food in miniature

Continental breakfast: croissants with butter and jam, and a black coffee. Check out the work of artist Stephanie Kilgast, 24, who creates miniature food models that are 1:12th of their original scale. Truly incredible.  Baskets of pears, pictured next to a 5 cent coin for scale. View a gallery of Ms. Kilgast’s work in the Telegraph.