Arts & crafts

Deconstructed ice cream cone abstract art

Note: I’m running a Covid-19 fundraiser using this artwork. Check it out!

During a Maui trip for Peggy’s bachelorette, I saw the same generic, albeit cute, pineapple artwork everywhere. I tried to do an abstract take on it when I got home but couldn’t settle on a design I’d like. Instead, an idea for the most wonderful food came to mind.

Here’s my abstract deconstructed ice cream cone, an art pair using acrylic on canvas. It makes me so happy!

abstract ice cream art using acrylic on canvas

The supplies were quite simple:


Black acrylic paint


Michaels sells 18x24in canvases in sets of two, and I had black acrylic paint on hand.

acrylic painting process
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finished ice cream artwork acrylic on canvas

It didn’t take long overall but I meticulously went over certain areas to build up texture. I originally wanted more ice cream circles on the left but like that the simplicity balances out the more demanding cone on the right. Funny how it’s the opposite in real life – the scoops are usually the main attraction.

I also liked extending the piece onto the edges of the canvas.

acrylic art wrap around canvas border

When hanging these up, I ended up turning the left piece sideways to fill in more of the wall over the couch. And ideally they’d be in frames but quotes for custom framing were ridiculous.. so if any woodworking friends would like to take on a challenge, I’ll happily commission you.

I still want to do an abstract pineapple someday, but for now, this deconstructed ice cream cone is my favorite piece in the house.

decomposed ice cream modern art

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