Still Life with Candy

Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with subjects for still life. This week, I decided I wanted to focus on color more than on finding the “perfect” subject. I have this fun chalk-painted turquoise table top that I thought would look good with something red. First thoughts were red fruit—strawberries, raspberries, pomegranates, or something. But as I cruised the produce section of our local grocery store, I was disappointed in their selection. It’s winter, so I suppose I can’t blame them for having less than gorgeous red fruit. Next thought—red candy. Lots of that around!