Sunday, August 16

will cotton

will cotton is known for painting lovely ladies lounging on cotton candy clouds. he is a master of texture—i can feel the sticky and the smooth as i wander through the candy landscapes. i especially love the way cotton renders the female form—like strawberry cream with those perfectly-placed pink reflections. some of my favorite pieces are paradise lost, cotton candy sky, pretty, and this ribbon candy portrait. cotton typically paints his figures from life and uses his studio oven to bake models of the colorful confections.

pistachio is my favorite color | cotton candy cloud | just beautiful pure red | marzipan flesh | excellent black, just barely warm

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