after getting bored with copying Ventrone, i decided to try to create my own high resolution painting from a live reference. Now it is obvious that I have clearly appropriated Anthony’s style and to an extend his subject matter as well, so…sorry about that in advance. (Quick disclaimer: these paintings of mine are not meant to be sold and will most definitely not be of any commercial advantage to myself.) I did so because I thought I might get the most out of some possible feedback since the works’ objective would be comparable: in the end I want to elicit a trompe l’oeil effect in the viewer.
I think I am far from hitting this target which is why I turn to you guys for advice and critique.
Which steps would you take to improve the overall illusion? What should I take into consideration and where do I need to improve?
I have attached two pictures of the painting and one picture of the live reference, to give an idea of what the reference looks like. My photos are lacking in quality, which in turn might make it hard to give feedback. Sorry again, i am a terrible photographer. (As an estimate, i would say that the truth is somewhere in between those two photos of my painting lol) Its size is 23cm x 18cm, oil on wood.
Here are the painting photos:
Here’s the reference:
Thank you all for taking the time! It really is very very much appreciated!!!