Today’s Painting for you: Boxed Olives
Today’s painting for you:
“Boxed Olives”, Oil on Panel, 15×5 inches, 2013 (available)
I’ve really only done 2 paintings that could be considered Trompe-l’œil (fool the eye) – this one and it’s twin, which I’ll show tomorrow.
I love looking at paintings in this genre – in fact it’s one of my favorite types to look at. These were also a lot of fun to do, but I can’t really say it’s in my artistic DNA to be a Trompe-l’œil painter. Besides, there are others that paint in this style far better than I ever will.
At this point I find myself wanting to pursue what I am really good at, and to do so relentlessly. That means going for depth rather than breadth, and I’m just fine with that. So… I won’t be aiming to fool anybody’s eye in the near future, but I’m awfully glad I tried my hand at it.
I hope you enjoy it!