Tuesday, June 9, 2009

King of Memories Oil Painting

This is 7x7 oil painting on gesso hard board. This type of painting is called Trompe-l'œil, "trick the eye". It is a technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three-dimensions, instead of actually being a two-dimensional painting. I really enjoy this type of painting. The objects in the painting are life size which adds to the illusion.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hey...I Won!

Just wanted to share my good news with you all. I won BEST OF SHOW in the Penfield Art Association Spring Show. It is a great honor (and really cool!). My daughters violin was the subject and inspiration for this painting.