Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Candy Canes Daily Painting A Day by Darren Maurer


I spotted these little candy canes at the grocery store last week and thought they would make a great painting. They are one of my all time favorite Christmas candies. Candy canes got their start back in the late 1600s when a German choirmaster handed out sugar sticks to his youngest singers to help keep them quiet during the long Living Creche ceremony. In honor of the occasion he had the sticks bent into the shape of a shepard's crook and those were the first candy canes. They have came a long way over last 400 years and are now have red and white stripes and are flavored with peppermint. They also didn't have cool little cellophane wrappers around them back then that are fun to paint. This is painting 181 in my Painting A Day Series. Painting Sold


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