Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Daily Trompe L'Oeil Painting - Sugar Cookies Recipe

Small trompe l'oeil painting of a sugar cookie recipe card
"Sugar Cookies," acrylic on panel, 5" x 7".
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This Sugar Cookie recipe is a daily painting from my Well-Loved Recipe Cards series. It's my go-to recipe, and great with royal icing!
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Daily Trompe L'Oeil Painting of Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Small trompe l'oeil painting of a shortbread cookie recipe card
"Shortbread Cookie Recipe," acrylic on panel, 5" x 7".

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This is a painting from my Well-Loved Recipe Cards series. It's actually my great-grandmother's recipe, in the handwriting of another relative. Thanks for looking!
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trompe L'Oeil Painting of Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Card

Small trompe l'oeil painting of a chocolate chip cookie recipe card
"Chocolate Chip Cookies," acrylic on panel, 5" x 7".

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Here's another painting from my "Well-Loved Recipes" series. Thanks for looking!
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Three Trompe L'Oeil Daily Paintings Inspired by Vintage Copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's Child's Garden of Verses



trompe loeil painting of time to rise poem by robert louis stevenson by kim testone
"Time to Rise," acrylic on panel, 8" x 8".
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I recently came across a well-loved vintage copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses and thought I'd turn a few of my favorite verses and illustrations into daily paintings. It's amazing that these were written well over a hundred years ago and are just as lovely today.

Thanks for looking! 


trompe loeil painting of block city by robert louis stevenson by kim testone
"Block City," acrylic on panel, 8" x 8".
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trompe loeil painting of happy thought poem by robert louis stevenson by kim testone
"Happy Thought," acrylic on panel, 8" x 8".
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Behind the Scenes - Acrylic Painting of Life Board Game Wheel and Board

"Life's About the Journey," acrylic on panel, 11" x 14".

I again used our early 90s Life Board Game as the model for this piece. At 11" x 14", it's one of my larger pieces, which is always a challenge, but definitely pushes my painting skills.

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the painting process. Thanks for looking! 
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Photorealist Acrylic Painting of Life Board Game - Retirement Plan B

Acrylic Painting of the Bankrupt Area on Life Board Game
"Plan B," acrylic on panel, 8" x 10.


I used our early 90s Life Board Game as the model for this piece. 
 Plan B doesn't sound like such a bad plan to me!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Behind the Scenes - Daily Painting of a Cupcake and Candy Hearts

one big sentimental cupcake with chocolate frosting and candy hearts acrylic painting by artist kim testone
"One Big Sentimental Cupcake," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".

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I thought I'd go ahead and post a few progress photos I took of this daily painting. Enjoy!






Monday, January 2, 2017

Up on Etsy - Daily Still Life Painting of Colored Pencils, Hearts and Bubble Letters

acrylic painting of colored pencils with hearts and bubble letters by artist kim testone
"Color," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".

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For Christmas, my young nephew and nieces sent me and my husband an array of thoughtful gifts, including these colored pencils from my 10-year-old niece. So I thought I'd paint a little piece to help me remember what it was like to be a 10-year-old girl, drawing hearts and bubble letters.

Thanks for looking!