Saturday, February 15, 2014
Finish This Picture (Revisited)
I've posted this painting before. However, I recently went back and added the paint brush to the image. I always thought that the piece needed another element to make it more complete. The whole painting is a trompe l' oeil (French for "to fool the eye"). I usually avoid going back to continue painting after some time has elapsed. However, I felt compelled to do this. Oddly enough as I was planning to paint the brush into the picture I placed some actual tubes of paint on the painting to see how the shadows were cast. I did this to understand where the shadow would be on the brush. I removed the tubes and lifted the painting. As I did I had this strange sensation that the painted tubes were falling off the picture!! I realized the painting had definitely "fooled my eye".