Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Local Artist Series: Kristine Kainer - Solo Show

Papi's Pies
10 Chisholm Trail Road
Round Rock, TX

Hello, everyone!  Just wanted to share some information on my second solo food art show.  This one is in a restaurant, Papi's Pies, and will be "up" for two months.  I plan to change out some of my work midway, so there will always be something new to view as you savor the delicious delicacies that Papi's offers daily.

If you are in the area, please visit and show your support for local businesses and independent artists.  We are grateful for your patronage!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hot Fudge Sundae

Hot Fudge Sundae by Kristine Kainer

Whether made at home or enjoyed at an ice cream parlor, nothing beats a large scoop or two of creamy vanilla ice cream layered with a rich homemade hot fudge sauce on a steamy summer day.  Topped with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a maraschino cherry,  this decadent dessert will melt your cares away.  Dig in!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Green-Lipped Mussel Shell

Green-Lipped Mussel Shell by Kristine Kainer
Purchase Information

The contents of this green-lipped mussel shell were enjoyed at a recent excursion to a nearby seafood restaurant/raw bar.  Also known as the greenshell mussel, it is from New Zealand.  I must say that, despite its long journey to Texas, it was incredibly meaty and juicy.  Flavored with a little bit of garlic butter, I was in heaven.  Of course, upon seeing both the inside and outside of the shells, I had to abscond with a few (wrapped in a napkin) in my purse to to immortalize later as paintings.  Here is my first attempt.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Upscale Supermarket Sushi

"Upscale Supermarket Sushi" by Kristine Kainer

Upscale upermarket sushi has more variety in the nigiri section than most chain grocery stores':  imitation crab and surf clam (both belted with a ribbon of nori), bluefin tuna, salmon, yellowtail tuna, shrimp, bonito, and mackerel are the freshly caught and sliced offerings.  Instead of the typical maki (rice surrounding a filling and encased with nori), uramaki  is offered in which rice is the outer layer surrounding the filling and nori.  As to be expected, the price is noticeably higher as well.  Set against a black background, this sushi looks stunningly gem-like which befits these treasures from the sea.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Bay Oyster

Kristine Kainer
Oil on Canvas Panel (Museum Grade)

This little oyster shell has lots of purple areas on the inside which made it extremely unusual from those I typically encounter at raw bars and restaurants.  Of course, it came home with me to be immortalized in a painting.  

NOTE:  I’m proud to have this painting represented online by UGallery. View my portfolio here: