Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Money To Burn

Seems kind of ironic to post Money To Burn now, nobody has any and its Christmas! This piece was done some time ago and is now in a private collection. Finding these slides of paintings from years past has been alot of fun to record and now show.This is not one of the best slides but it brought back some fond memories.
 Money is such a great subject to paint, it always gets a reaction from viewers and it has a long history in American Trompe L'oiel Painting.Of all the painters of money I have always felt Otis Kaye is the best. His wit and skill combine for some terrrific paintings, I'm always surprised by how few people are know of his work. He is definately worth looking at.
John Haberle is another, there is a show opening next week of his art at the New Britian Museum Of American Art. He has only 40 known paintings, but yet his influence on American Trompe L'oiel is huge. I'm looking forward to seeing the show. I know he has been a major infuence on my work.

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