Blog - On the Easel

A collection of updates, recent information and things that inspire me.

Almighty Dollar

I  was so impressed with a painting of money that I saw recently, that I had to give painting currency a try and put my own spin on it. As much as I love the imagery I must admit I was excited by the technical challenge of all of that detail in such a small scale.  I try and paint trompl'oeil at life size so I really couldn't fake it and paint larger than life and retain the illusion I was going for. It was exacting work under a magnifying glass, and while it was fun to try, it also made me rip my hair out, so I don't think I will be doing many more than the few in my studio right now. 8.5"x9"