Thursday, November 11, 2010

Richard LaBarre Goodwin

What a master of trompe l'oeil! Yet surprisingly it is relatively difficult to find information on him on the Web. These are details from his painting Cabin Door Still Life, purchased by the Smithsonian.

They are beautifully treated and worthy of close study for those students of the art. I particularly love the way he 'carved' his signature into the wooden door:



  1. Thanks for breaking this up into "fragments" (sorry, couldn't resist!) Each one is a study in the play of light and texture.

  2. I actually had to resist the urge to say the same myself.