A fantastic first for Lai! December 02 2015

One of our designs (the small Coin collection earrings) captured, for posterity, in an oil painting!! So honored, so grateful and super thrilled! :)

This stunning 'Trompe L'oeil' painting (a French term literally meaning "trick the eye." Sometimes called illusionism, it's a style of painting which gives the appearance of three-dimensional, or photographic realism) is the art work of the fabulously gifted, Mridula Priyadarshini. In Mridula's words:
"My first oil painting. :)
Joined an art class during my vacation last year in the US (my first trip there). Our instructor had asked us to get things we would like to put together for a Trompe L'oeil painting and while everyone else had pictures and postcards I ended up with the leaf and jewellery.
Lot of firsts in this painting- first oil painting, during first visit to the US, the first time I experienced fall colours in person and that Lai in there was among the first I picked from you as a gift for my sis... :)"

I keep looking at the painting- its so hard to believe that its a painting and not a photograph! Are you all as blown away as we are?!

Originally posted on our Facebook page on 2nd December, 2015.