Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Another Trompe L'oeil painting

'Damaged,Please Return' came about because I usually present my work to galleries with crisp white mounts on. Instead of having to get a mount cut I decided that I would paint the painting to look as if it has a mount around it and then to enhance the look of the mount I painted a sticky label over it to increase the three dimensional feel. I hope you like it!

'Damaged, Please Return' 2011. Sold

Monday, 6 June 2011

Garfield commission

I have finally been able to publish my cat commission painting as the painting has been delivered to the clients. I finished this piece some time ago but I didnt want to put the picture up without the clients seeing their painting first as it would have spoiled the suprise. Anyway this painting really tested my patients due to the fur patterns and fiddly detail and I must say its not a subject I would revisit very quickly. Before I concentrated on Photorealism and Trompe L'oeil painting I used to paint quite alot of wildlife subjects and I did really enjoy it but for some reason this one was different. Just a little out of practice I guess!
I have just photgraphed a setup for another Trompe L'oeil piece so will be starting that tommorrow and will put up a picture as soon as it is complete.

'Garfield' 2011