Friday, November 10, 2017

Twist Ice Cream Cone Painting

"Twist," acrylic on aquabord, 14" x 11". SOLD.
 I photographed my last ice cream cone of the season as a reference for this piece. 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

O Christmas Tree - Acrylic Trompe L'Oeil Painting of Vintage Music Sheet

O Christmas Tree painting sheet music trompe l'oeil
"O Christmas Tree," acrylic on panel, 16" x 16". SOLD. 

 I used a piece of vintage sheet music as the model for this painting. You can see it below, hanging from a pair of yarn loops next to my painting. It was done at a one to one scale using a very tiny brush to do all of the marks. I tried to capture the worn feel of the original sheet, which dates back to the 50s or 60s. It was from a piano sheet music book that belonged to my mom and was well-loved. 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Autumn Leaves Painting

"Colors of Fall," acrylic on panel, 8" x 10". SOLD.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trompe L'Oeil Painting of Sheet Music for Tomorrow from the Musical Annie

"The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow," 16" x 16", acrylic on panel. SOLD.

One of my largest trompe l'oeil paintings and most complicated pieces. The painting is done at a 1:1 scale with the original music sheet (see photo below of subject next to painting). This was one of my favorite songs to play on my antique, somewhat out-of-tune piano. Eventually, the page fell out and had to be taped back in. 

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Three Commissioned Trompe L'Oeil Paintings of Recipe Cards

Here are a few recent pieces I completed for a client. I enjoyed adding the unique backgrounds to each! Thanks for looking!

"Peanut Brittle," acrylic on panel, 5" x 7". SOLD.

"Potato Salad," acrylic on panel, 5" x 7". SOLD.

"Shrimp Chip Dip," acrylic on panel, 5" x 7". SOLD.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Pair of Recipe Book Trompe L'Oeil Paintings

Each painting is 16" x 16", acrylic on panel.

 I recently did a large pair of trompe l'oeil paintings of an old recipe book - one of the cover, one of a specific page inside. Because my client could only send me photos, though, it became a sort of craft project, too, as I had to print the photos out and "build" the book out of an old catalog, so I would have a three-dimensional subject to view. Thanks for looking!

"Old Italian Recipes," acrylic on panel, 16" x 16".

"Meatball Cookies," acrylic on panel, 16" x 16".