Realistic paintings are representations of three dimensional space on a two dimensional surface. This painting plays with that concept by depicting three dimensional objects like paint tubes and brushes resting on the two dimensional painting. But of course, the tubes and brushes are only two dimensional representations of three dimensional space too.

Original is a 16 × 22 inch watercolor on Arches cold-pressed paper.


realism, surrealism surrealistic, escher, eschereque, sky, skyscape, paint tube, tubes, brush, brushes, watercolors, paints, watercolours, watercolour, armitage


  • Albert
    Albertalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – JennyArmitage

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 2 years ago

    :) Wonderful painting, Jenny!! You’ll be in Seattle soon?!

  • Don’t know when I’ll get to Seattle.

    – JennyArmitage

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanalmost 2 years ago

    very clever!!

  • Thank you!

    – JennyArmitage

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Delightful watercolor style, Jenny.

  • Thank you. I had fun with it.

    – JennyArmitage

  • Sandrine Pelissier
    Sandrine Pelis...almost 2 years ago

    The tubes and brushes are so well rendered! Excellent!

  • Thank you Sandrine.

    – JennyArmitage

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaalmost 2 years ago

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  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!

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  • pauldana
    pauldanaalmost 2 years ago

    nice! Cogratulations

  • Ray Jackson
    Ray Jacksonalmost 2 years ago


  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Betts10 months ago

    beautifully done and painted. Really is 3D

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