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I’m not allowed to eat these things anymore, but who’s to say I can’t paint them? So, this is my latest painting, Snickers, just like it says on the wrapper.

The subject

Just as clearly, I’ve ripped open the wrapper at one end. Then I placed the chocolate bar on a simple, two-tone red and white background and chose the view from above. A bit of the wrapper where I tore it has twisted upwards, casting an interesting shadow to the right. By the way, I gave the background 4 layers of red paint, which I needed for the density of colour I wanted. I chose red (slightly neutralised with some black) to complement the scarlet border around the word Snickers. Originally, I planned to have a black and white background but I believe the red is better – it enlivens the painting.

I ought to add that I’ve painted the Snickers a bit larger than lifesize.

Why paint a Snickers?

Why paint a Snickers bar, you might ask. Well, sweets and candies of all kinds have become an accepted still life subject in recent years. So, it’s not like I’m not attempting anything radical here. Search for “still life sweets” in Google Images and you’ll find loads. They’re colourful and people seem to like them. And, as for me, I enjoy including graphics in my paintings. I may even paint a few more of these things. Different ones, I mean.

Would you like to buy this painting?

This original watercolour painting is available for sale, unframed. Terms and Conditions apply.


The size is 8.5 x 11.8 inches, or 21.5 x 30 centimetres.


The materials are Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours on Daler & Rowney 140lb (300gsm) Langton Prestige Cold Pressed (Not) watercolour paper, which is a professional-quality paper.


The price is UK £75.00.

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I’m prepared to sell this painting not just to buyers in the UK, but also to residents of the following countries*: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America.

There’s no extra charge for shipping (postage and packing), but remember, the painting will be unframed. It’s up to you as the buyer to get it framed the way you want it.

*To the best of my knowledge, none of these countries will charge import duty on the painting.


I accept payment via PayPal only. Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, because PayPal allows customers to pay with a debit or credit card.

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