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Jennifer Kahn Barlow is an award-winning artist specializing in painting life’s most delicious moments. She is constantly searching for amazing treats to immortalize in oil on canvas. Jennifer has had numerous, solo exhibitions in the DC area, including, “Capital Palette” at The Mansion at Strathmore. Jennifer works and lives in... Read more

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How to Enjoy Sweets WITHOUT the Calories

Take a Chance, 18×24. Oil on canvas.

As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, the candy industry is in full swing tempting you with all its sweet and delicious offerings.  Consuming these sugary treats is not the only way to enjoy them.  Montgomery County based-artist, Jennifer Kahn Barlow has taken a unique approach to transcending the impulse to eat confections and instead transforms them into approachable, colorful works of art, in oil on canvas.

I began my journey painting, life’s most delicious moments, with a box of Ladurée macarons.  The unique texture combination, elegance, and bright colors of the French macarons initially attracted me and from there I has painted over 15 paintings of macarons in the past 6 years.

Broken Dream, 24×36.  Oil on canvas

Beyond the French macaron, I am constantly searching for the next treat to render in oil on canvas.  My inspiration can come from a trip to the bin-candy aisle at the grocery story to standing in line for a half hour to obtain Georgetown cupcakes.  I am constantly searching for the next sweet to immortalize on canvas.

Why paint sweets?  My paintings of confectionary distill precious moments from the normal chaos of daily life. The indulgences speak simultaneously to a powerful cultural trend as well as a personal challenge. As a mother of two young children, time is the most elusive of all commodities and these delicious oases offer a brief hiatus from life’s daily operations. Holding on to these glorious indulgences in a permanent state of joy is the goal of so much of my work.

DC’s Notorious Cherry Blossoms, 36×48.  Oil on canvas.

It is said that artwork can tell a great deal about an individual, in this case, the artwork can also tell a great deal about my palate, as I can not paint something that I don’t like to eat.  Chocolate (dark), gummy candy, and French macarons are among my favorites. These themes seem to crop up again and again my her work; however, color, texture, and sheen also play important roles in choosing the sweet subject matter.

Next time you order dessert or choose a box of chocolates for your Valentine take a close look at its beauty, beyond your longing for consumption.  Is it a work of art itself? Does it inspire you to immortalize it on canvas and hang it on your wall?

 

“Bathing Strawberry,” 11×14, oil on canvas.

 

 

For more information about Jennifer Kahn Barlow and her mouth-watering work, visit her website at www.jkb-art.com and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Jennifer Kahn Barlow

About Jennifer Kahn Barlow

Jennifer Kahn Barlow is an award-winning artist specializing in painting life’s most delicious moments. She is constantly searching for amazing treats to immortalize in oil on canvas. Jennifer has had numerous, solo exhibitions in the DC area, including, “Capital Palette” at The Mansion at Strathmore. Jennifer works and lives in Potomac, MD. Jennifer's website may be found at www.jkb-art.com.

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