Blog - On the Easel

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Common Era


Common Era, Oil on Linen, 60"x 48". This post is a bit overdue, I have been working on large paintings recently and they just gobble up all of your time. I started painting Trompe L'oeil paintings of toys in their bags and it occurred to me that the inflatable toys I had been doing in their packages would make a great still life subject if they wereblown up. The toys seem to me a perfect metaphor for the type of painting I do in that they appear to be solid and have mass but are just an illusion.

common2I like that the painting suggests a narrative with characters but is also just a still life. 

common1This was a fun painting to do but a real test to my endurance, it took about two and a half months in the studio every day, all day, and a few nights scattered in for good measure.