Ice Cream Paint Brushes by José Lourenço

Mmmh, ice cream with sugary sprinkles and fruity swirls! That is one might first think of when you just take a quick glance at the pictures. But actually it turns out that these are brushes dipped in vibrant colors. As part of an ongoing project titled “Ice Cream,” Portuguese visual artist José Lourenço photographs swirls of thick paint atop brushes.

Lourenço mixes together a vibrant array of pigments and paints to create subtly swirling color compositions. Reminiscent of colorful ice cream cones, the rainbow colored brushed look good enough to eat, or at least make your mouth water.

All images by José Lourenço