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This is 9 × 12 inches on a hardboard panel that I primed four times with white acrylic gesso and then sealed with egg tempera (egg yolk and water mix 1:1) like they used to in the old master’s days.
I used Galkyd Lite, for the first time, as my medium and I think it is really good for my kind of work.


  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 2 years ago

    beautifully done Paul

  • Cheers Larry :-)

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • Sharon Ebert
    Sharon Ebertover 2 years ago

    I’m in awe!!!!

  • Thank you Sharon, I do like your imaginative ideas in your paintings :-)

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • bryanhibleart
    bryanhibleartover 2 years ago

    Superb trompe piece Paul. Congratulations!

  • Cheers Bryan … more to come (why do I put myself through it!).

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • Carole Russell
    Carole Russellover 2 years ago

    Stunning – this is no ordinary still life Paul!

  • Thank you Carole, glad you enjoyed it :-)

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezover 2 years ago

    Another breathtaking realistic painting Paul, congratulations.

  • Thanks for the comment and feature Gary … I always wonder why I put myself through these pieces but more to come so I guess I’m just a glutton for punishment ;-)

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • Zoran Kudra
    Zoran Kudraover 2 years ago

    Fantastic work again… great!

  • Thank you Zoran :-)

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations – this amazing Trompe L’Oeil artwork has been featured!

  • Thank you Karen :-)

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago
  • Thank you Janis …. done :-)

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • Celia Strainge
    Celia Straingeover 1 year ago

    I love this Paul! I thought it was an absolutely intriguing photograph at first glance and then realised its full hand crafted beauty! Wonderful, wonderful work.

  • Thanks Celia :-) A lot of people think the paintings are photos, I guess I should add close ups to avoid confusion ;-)
    I don’t post on Red Bubble anymore but you can see new stuff on my Facebook page if you are interested :-) Just search Paul Coventry-Brown.

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

  • acespace
    acespaceover 1 year ago

    cool pic – like this :)

  • Thanks ‘acespace’ … you do realise that it is a painting and not a photo ;-)

    – Paul Coventry-Brown

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