Inspired by the genre of trompe l'oeil painting, this is a classic letter rack painting. Often such works were designed to make a political point - this one is not political, rather an exercise in creating a believable three dimensional effect within a shallow depth of field.

I've been considering keeping a notebook of ideas for paintings, inspirations, intentions, etc. But I haven't quite gotten on board with the discipline. So for now, I'm painting notebooks!

This painting is currently available for purchase through the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

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12x16" oil on linen

on loan

Dorothy Lorenze

original oil paintings

©2017 Dorothy Lorenze