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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 2013 MB Challenge

We were all running a bit late this month! Looks like the results were worth waiting for...

Suzanne chose the theme this month "Trompe l'Oeil", which is Wicki means "Fool the Eye". I've worked several paintings in this theme. It is really a fun genre. You've probably seen this process in large buildings (like casinos and restaurants) where it looks like you can walk down a hallway, or look through a window at the Tuscan hillside...only to find out it is an illusion.

I loved this little charmer. This is a tumbled marble tile found in kitchen backsplashes. They have such interesting vein effects. I even like the ones with broken and chipped areas because it lends to the antiquity appeal.

"Red Vase in Niche"
4" x 4" oil on marble
©2013 V.N.Ross

"To Do"
10.5"x13", unframed
Oil on Canvas
with painted edges
©2013 Diana Moses Botkin

"That Shirt"
16x20" Oil on Canvas
©2013 Suzanne Berry


suzanneberry said...

i love your piece vicki! beautifully done!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Suz! Painting tight is NOT my problem...loose and juicy is. Good challenge topic.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

What a great idea to paint directly on the marble! Your piece is very convincing and I can only guess how fun it would be to set this up somewhere and see if anyone tries to pick up the little vase.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Diana! It is a fun experiment. I've seen faux marble about that realistic :)

Shirley Fachilla said...

Very clever! And of course, very charming as well.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Shirley! It was fun to experiment...