Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cherry Turnover Painting - Auction Ends Tonight at 9 p.m. EST

"Cherry Turnover," acrylic on aquabord, 5" x 7".
EBay auction ends at 9 p.m. EST tonight.


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pair of Hershey's Chocolate Kisses Painting - eBay Auction Starting

"Pair of Kisses," acrylic on panel, 4" x 4".

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tiny Twist Ice Cream Cone Painting

"A Tiny Twist," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6". SOLD.
 I painted a similar piece last fall but much larger. Using one of my reference photos from that ice cream excursion, I wanted to see if I could do a very small one. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Cherry Turnover Painting - Ebay Auction Starting

"Cherry Turnover," acrylic on aquabord panel, 5" x 7".

I used a cherry turnover from our local bakery as the model for this piece. I loved painting the cherry filling!

This piece was completed on aquabord, so the board has a bit of texture, but there is almost no texture to the paint, and it's got a soft matte/satin finish. 

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Dark Pink Donut with White Stripes

"Dark Pink Donut," acrylic on panel, 5" x 5".
Available on Etsy/$50.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Scrabble Tile Love is Kind Trompe L'Oeil Painting

Scrabble board game tile painting love is kind by Kim Testone
"Love is Kind (18 points)," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".
Available on Etsy/$50.

For this little piece, I liked the contrast of the sharply-finished scrabble tiles and the crayon-drawn hearts floating in the background. It took just over six hours to complete. I hope it makes you smile!

I've sealed the piece with a thin satin-gloss finish. While my pieces don't generally have a lot of paint texture, the little bit this one has still shows through the finish.

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Scrabble board game tile painting love is kind by Kim Testone trompe l'oeil

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Crayon Trompe L'Oeil Painting

"Primaries," acrylic on cradled panel, 5" x 5".

I gave myself 6 hours to complete this piece, as a daily painting exercise. It's pretty cute, though. :)

I used a cradled panel and left the sides of the panel unfinished. You can hang it straight onto the wall balanced on a couple of nails, or you can frame it in a regular or floater frame. There are a couple of small imperfections on the corners of the panel, which I've included in the photographs. 

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