Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bargain Art

For great subject matter you don't have to look very far, or spend lots of money! Thus the name for this piece is 'Bargain Art'. The painting is done on a 1/2 thick panel. The corners are rounded and the piece is not framed. It just sits on a mantel or table. Many people have picked it up and tried to use the etch a sketch or remove the coin. Much to their surprise they find that it is a painting.

This is a nice example of how a frame would hurt a painting not enhance it. Some of the most successful trompe l'oiel painting can go without framing. Once a frame is added it can take away from the illusion. To deceive the viewers eye is always a trompe l'oiel first goal.

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