Monday, May 5, 2014
Nostalgic Necco Wafers
Several years ago, my sister and I saw a painting of Necco wafers at the California State Fair in Sacramento, and my sister still regrets not buying it. I've since seen this fabulous one by Abby Ryan, but I don't think she painted the one we saw because her piece is quite small.
Anyway, I've wanted to do a little drawing of them ever since. I like drawing candy, although I'm a novice compared to the likes of Paula Pertile, a colored pencil artist who does delicious work. I've always been a huge fan of Wayne Thiebaud's fabulous confection pieces as well. So, this sketch is my humble nod to those marvelous candies of our youth, Necco wafers. Which color did you like best? For me, it's the brown ones—and there are only one or two in each roll!