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Painting with Salts and Spices

Painting with Spices Kelly McCollam

‘Spicy Night’ – a salts and spices copy of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ by photographer and artist Kelly McCollam

Painting with Salts and Spices. 23 year-old Cincinnati based art Photographer Kelly McCollam constructs textured landscape portraits using salts, spices and food coloring. The Ohio-based artist has crafted two series of works, each utilizing common cooking materials to create masterful pieces. She has chosen to reinterpret classic paintings with the use of spices, Vincent van Gogh’s pieces in particular. Kelly McCollam has more than 50 beautiful works using spices including cloves, cayenne pepper, chili powder and salt colored with food dye

Sunflower Spice. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Sunflower Spice. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer and artist Kelly McCollam

Three Crosses. Painting with Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Three Crosses. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer and artist Kelly McCollam

Weeping Willow. Painting Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Weeping Willow. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Crashing Waves. Painting with Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Crashing Waves. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer and artist Kelly McCollam

Desert Moon. Painting with Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Desert Moon. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Golden Field. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Golden Field. Painting with Spices by photographer and artist Kelly McCollam

Misty Morning. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Misty Morning. Painting with Spices by photographer and artist Kelly McCollam

Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Painting with Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Painting with Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Painting with Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Rainy Afternoon. Painting with Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

Rainy Afternoon. Painting with Salts and Spices by photographer Kelly McCollam

River Rocks. Painting by photographer Kelly McCollam

River Rocks. Salts and Spices Painting by photographer Kelly McCollam

Salty Sunset. Painting by photographer Kelly McCollam

Salty Sunset. Salts and Spices Painting by photographer Kelly McCollam

Spicy Cypress Redwood Forest. Painting by photographer Kelly McCollam

Spicy Cypress Redwood Forest. Salts and Spices Painting with by photographer Kelly McCollam

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