Monday, December 21, 2015


Click to Buy,   16 by 20 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board. This is probably the most nostalgic “trompe l’oeil” (French for ‘to fool the eye’) I’ve painted.  I followed the classic method of trompe l’oeil in that the painted images are very close in size to the actual real life objects.  I actually fooled myself on this one.
While painting I had been looking closely at the actual license plate.  In the middle of the painting process I had placed the partially completed artwork on the desk in the office.   A few hours later I came back and looked at the painting and thought I had mistakenly left the plate on the painting.  It was actually the painted license.

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