Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monopoly Painting - Headed to Kentucky Ave

"Monopoly (Headed to Kentucky Ave.)," acrylic on panel, 8" x 10".

$119/Available on Etsy.
I used our old Monopoly board as the model for this piece. The newer Monopoly boards just seem a little too contemporary and slick to me. Give me a vintage board game any day!
Friday, February 12, 2016

Trio of Trompe L'Oeil Winnie the Pooh Illustrations with Crayons

 "Most Faithful Knight," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".
 "Pooh and Piglet," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".
"Too Much Honey," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".
For my Winnie the Pooh trompe l'oeil pieces, I use the original House at Pooh Corner books for my inspiration. I inherited some 1950s reprints of the original books from a relative and have always loved the delicate black and white illustrations.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe Card Trompe L'Oeil Acrylic Painting

"Snickerdoodle Recipe," acrylic on panel, 5" x 7".

$79/Available on Etsy.

I find paintings that involve print or handwriting to be wonderful exercises for me, and this one was especially enlightening. I used a recipe card written for me by a friend of mine from years ago. I tried to capture the worn nature of the card a bit, and it was quite interesting to note the many details that made her printing unique - for example, that she used a mix of capitalized and lowercase letters in the same words.

I hope it brings back memories of baking in your kitchen with someone special. And if you are feeling particularly nostalgic, you can always follow the recipe in the painting and bake some Snickerdoodles now!

As a Trompe L'Oeil piece, this has been painted to scale, and with the intention of giving the illusion that this is a real recipe card taped to a board.

This piece has been coated with a UV spray varnish.

Thanks for looking!