Crop from Forest Feast, 24x32 acrylic on canvas

I just came across a post on Reddit, about Seattle artist Bill Braun, who creates ultra realistic paintings that look like they are collage craft.

I am looking at some of them for the last 10 minutes and I still can’t comprehend I am looking at acrylic paintings. Look at the shadows cast by the objects cast as well as the staples and wrinkles of the “paper”. Amazing!

A painting by Bill Braun, that looks like collage craft
Gentle Snow, 32×37 acrylic on canvas

A painting by Bill Braun, that looks like collage craft
Spring, 36×47 acrylic on canvas

As the artist notes on his page, this type of work is called Trompe-l’œil and its aim is to convince the viewer, that what they see are actual objects and not a painting. And Bill Braun has certainly achieved that. My brain still sees collage.

You can check more of Bill’s work on his website.

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