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Award Sponsor: RayMar Art

More Than You Can Chew
by Joel Carson Jones
Oil 24 x 20

Entered in: 6th Annual Competition Month #5 -April 2012

Judge's Comments: Wow. Another unique and original idea of trompe l'Oeil by one of the masters of the genre, Joel Carson Jones. The three-dimensionality of the dropping gumballs is incredible and creates a depth in the work that many trompe l'Oeil paintings simply are not able to achieve. The gumball machine is a perfect way to play with primary colors cast against each other and the shade and shadow of each one is done masterfully. I also enjoy the detail of the metalwork on the faceplate and the nice use of shadows throughout the painting - Joshua Rose