These Mouthwatering Portraits Of Your Favorite Foods Will Have You Drooling

At first glance, you may be thinking to yourself, "Wow, these are really beautiful photos of food."

Well, guess what? YOU'RE WRONG. These aren't beautiful photos of food at all. Why? Because these mouthwatering portraits of food are all actually hand-painted masterpieces.

In a recent series by Joël Penkman, the New Zealand-based artist painted portraits of delicious foods that will make you rummage through your pantry like a straight-up savage.

In an interview with Mashable, Penkman revealed,

I do like the familiarity of food as a subject, it is something everyone can relate to. It can hold memories, tell stories, explore national and local identity, and make us hungry. It is a fun, playful subject that makes people smile.

Why, yes. Yes, it is!

As a matter of fact, I can't contain my excitement (or growling tummy) while scrolling through these photos. Who would have thought these life-like paintings could be so hunger-inducing?!

Avocados

Joël Penkman

Bacon

Joël Penkman

Chocolate Candies

Joël Penkman

Doughnuts

Joël Penkman

Sandwiches

Joël Penkman

Popsicles

Joël Penkman

Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Joël Penkman

Soda

Joël Penkman

Birthday Cakes

Joël Penkman

Sriracha Sauce

Joël Penkman

Hot Dogs

Joël Penkman

Ice Cream Cones

Joël Penkman

Milkshakes

Joël Penkman

Wafers

Joël Penkman

Another Donut For Good Measure

Joël Penkman

Check out more of Penkman's amazing artwork here.

Citations: Artist's paintings of food are so realistic they'll make your mouth water (Mashable)