"HAND PAINTED TINS" - Playfully exploring the boundary between image and reality, in the ancient style of Trompe L’oeil.
- Trompe L’oeil, (French: “deceive the eye”) in painting, the representation of an object with such verisimilitude as to deceive the viewer concerning the material reality of the object. This idea appealed to the ancient Greeks who were newly emancipated from the conventional stylizations of earlier art. Zeuxis, for example, reportedly painted such realistic grapes that birds tried to eat them.
The journey begins with a high gloss surface substrate that accents the detailed photograph. Without covering the image, highly tactile acrylic mediums are hand painted to embellish the detailed image.
Using hand painted acrylic textured medium with photography can introduce interesting depth, provides another means to add emphasis on the way light plays off the surface.
By enhancing the details and raising the image into a new dimension, the connection then brings the concept together as one unit of exploration to be enjoyed with the slightest of touch!