Penny Candy, 24"x24", acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott 2014

Penny Candy, 24″x24″, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott 2014

I completed this larger painting last night to anchor the smaller pieces I’d already completed for The Amazing Candyland Show. Penny Candy captures all the awesomeness of sugar, summer and childhood. The gum-purple frame can barely contain her excitement as she runs barefoot across the painting.

The Amazing Candyland Show opening party is next Friday, May 23, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Super Wonder Gallery (99 Sudbury Street, Toronto). $6 cover. For show updates, go to the Facebook page.