Monday, February 22, 2010

Completed painting: Skeleton Key


this key has been sitting unfinished for months. Happy to have it off my to do list. It was probably the hardest one due to the size. (That's what she said.) You see so much more detail. The colors came out pretty neat since I was wearing a green shirt when i took the reference photo. Up close it has a rainbow of colors. 6 in. by 12 in

This is probably going to be the last skeleton key painting I do for a long time. I started them 2 years ago (way before it was trendy) and I'm pretty tired of doing them. Also, no more buttons.

10 comments:

Kathy said...

You are the master of trompe l'oeil!! I didn't even know it was a painting at first.

Kristina said...

this is completely amazing. kind of sad that you won't be doing more buttons!

Julie Beck said...

i've painted so many buttons, maybe down the line I'll do a couple for fun... btu for now. I'll pass!

Ronnie said...

I zoomed in. Fascinating.
No more buttons? No more keys? Looking at the highlights in the brass and the reflected color made me think old jewelry and what a brilliant Beck painting it would be.

-Don said...

Wonderfully done! You're right, the colors are great. Maybe you should have different color shirts ready for your next reference photo shoot...

-Don

suzanneberry said...

Julie, this is STUNNING!!! thank you for your kind words. i'm sorry to see you are going through troubling time. best of luck. i so look forward to seeing more or your work, you are incredible!

Bonnie Heather said...

Wow! the key looks soooo real. Wonderful painting!

-Don said...

Bummer, I guess my original comment got lost in the etherworld.

This is spectacular. Your work is so good.

Maybe you should consider having several shirts ready to go with your next reference photo shoot...

-Don

Brenda Be said...

wow. photorealism. i am impressed.

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