Jelly Belly artist finds her work sweet
Kristen Cumings works on a Jelly Belly art piece of swift foxes at Jelly Belly in Fairfield, Saturday. Cumings started making Jelly Belly artwork in 2009 and has made more than 20 pieces. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — One would not initially think that Jelly Belly beans are capable of recreating the subtle variations of color in such a classic painting as da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" or Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring."
"I never had a piece where I could not find a bean or combination of beans which could not give me the color I wanted," Jelly Belly resident artist Kristen Cumings said.
One challenge to that came when Jelly Belly dropped the peanut butter and caramel apple jelly beans. Continue Reading