Novelty Matchstick Pencil
Oil on linen on MDF
This was given to me as a joke gift by someone who knows I have painted both matches and pencils. It's taken me a while to finally getting around to painting it, and I think it is because it's like someone else's joke. But I like the fact that the act of painting it gives it one further level of irony. Like Maggritte's famous painting of a pipe "ceci n'est pas une pipe" ie "This is Not a Pipe", this is not a novelty pencil....