Sunday, November 29, 2009

Trompe l'Oeil or just a 'Mug of Beer'

"Trompe l'oeil (pronounced tromp loy) is a French term which literally means “fool the eye.” It’s an art style which creates the optical illusion of dimension with nearly photographic realism.

This three-thousand-year-old art form creates the illusion of three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface. The lighting effects and the variety of textures required for these life-sized realistic paintings and drawings make them one of the most meticulously detailed fine art genres. "
Not so sure I got all the detail accurate so maybe this is just a "Mug of Beer".

9x12 Oil


One more little, white, fuzzy dog!! She is tiny, spunky and is always switching between running like a crazy dog and acting like a parrot, laying on your shoulder.

8x10 Charcoal

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Molly's Birthday Present

I thought Molly would enjoy this oil of her favorite 'beings'....
little Annie's thinking, "He's not watching, I think I can make a run for it!"

16x20 Oil on Canvas

More Charcoals...

This little one is the new baby in the Ralph Family....She belongs to Mike and Denise Ralph and this charcoal was commissioned by Molly.

11x14 Charcoal

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Charcoal Portraits

Miss Molly Bilsky 8x10 Charcoal

Mr. England Horton 9x12 Charcoal

Washington Continued....

Old Ebbitt's Grill and the Holocaust Museum, Undvar Hazy Smithsonian Museum and the porch at the Horton's home before leaving town.

Washington Continued....

Arlington Cemetary, The White House, The Nation's Capital

Washington Continued....

Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Washington Monument

October trip to Washington

We went to Washington D.C. for touring and wedding fun! It was a really great time. Here are some pages from my first 'Travel Journal'.