Monday, July 27, 2009

Grant's Bowtie

I enjoy painting money, it's challenging and it's an available subject matter. The fact that it has a place in American art history also makes it appealing subject. John Haberle and Otis Kaye are my favorite painter of currency. Not only do they render the bills to perfection, but they show a clever wit in their work. These artist may also refer to events that are current to the times in which they live in. A clever twist to a trompe l'oiel painting can sometimes be as important as the technical skills it takes to produce the painting.
Keeping contemporary trompe l'oiel fresh with subject matter of today with a nod to the painters of the past, keeps this painting style interesting and a constant challenge.

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