We first fell in love with Joel Penkman's when she painted fictional food from beloved films. Now, we've discovered more of her beautiful food paintings and we've got to confess they've given us a major sweet tooth.
From gorgeously glazed donuts and colorful ice cream cones to golden biscuits and wafers, Penkman's art is truly a treat for the eyes. Each painting is painstakingly crafted using egg tempera, a special blend of paint and egg yolk which produces a luscious sheen.
One of the challenges of working with this medium is it requires light strokes to avoid cracks. Thus, one can appreciate the labor that went into making the mouthwatering food paintings you see pictured below.
Penkman, who was born and raised in New Zealand, has exhibited her food paintings at galleries throughout England but a limited amount of prints are available at her Etsy shop.
Check out some of her stunning work below and swing by her website to see more.