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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Parrot Tulips

I'm having SO much fun with this taking my time and enjoying the process.

'Parrot Tulips'
©2009 Vicki Ross
20x24 Pastel on Sanded Paper
Purchase Fine Art Print HERE!

Trompe l'oeil is French for 'fool the eye' and typically done in super realism in oils. Pastels don't quite work crisp enough, but someone else is known for doing Koi fish, oversize florals, Arkansas creeks, portraits, paintings of people looking at art in museums (several are doing that)! I figured this might be a niche for me.
I figure this style of work is made all the more difficult for another artist to duplicate because of my twisted sense of humor! 
And, yes, this IS the cropped painting. The idea popped into my head in time for me to play with it. Was clueless to what background I would do when I walked in my studio and...DUH! there was the peeling tape on the plywood board (thanks Mr. Les). As I was working on it I kept forgetting what I was supposed to be painting from and to! 
And, no, I am not giving up on painterly marks with texture...but this was SO FUN!
parrot art


JulieMayser said...

Vicki, I LOVE it!!!!! Have fun and play , girl!!!!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Julie, I laugh every time I get a compliment from you. Will never forget the time a couple years ago I offered to buy your lunch in exchange for your critiques! Bless your was a tough job, but someone had to do it...

Glad you like it!

Marie Fox said...

Fabulous painting, Vicki! Wow, it's amazing. I hope you do more of these trompe l'oeil paintings. I love the composition and colors. My eye keeps moving around to the various objects while the center square and red flower anchor everything. Well done! Thanks for your congrats comment. I'll enjoy this for a long while....

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Marie! I am reworking another under the bed still-life (ever have those?) as a trompe l'oeil. It is going pretty well.

Art By Erika said...

Good grief I completely missed this post Red! I love it! This is a wonderful direction for you and your style! This like you growing a new and beautiful bloom!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

whew. thought you didn't like me n-e-more!

did you see the email yet?