Monday, April 18, 2011

Letters From Home


I've always enjoyed looking at rack painting, so every now and then I have to do one. Their fun! One of the difficult things about them is the placement of  objects. It has to look random and still have a strong composition. Its tempting to keep adding things and to fill every corner but that doesn't always make for a good painting. In this piece the portrait is a painting of Paul Wayland Bartlett the American sculptor who worked and lived in France. It was done by Charles Sprague Pearce an artist who's work I really admire.


  1. WoW! Painting was looking great!
    Thanks for posting this letter.

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  2. Hey Michael I have recently stumbled across your artwork through David Parker's blog. I love this painting and many of the others you have completed. I usually paint still life but am increasingly finding myself drawn to Trompe L'oiel. Your dedication to this area is inspiring. I look forward to many more of your creations and maybe some of my own.