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.
12x16" oil on linen
©2017 Dorothy Lorenze