There’s little doubt that Cory Wright nailed the values and the colors on this work in progress, as this photo shows. Wright reveals that she couldn’t resist snapping a photo like this because of her background.
“It’s funny — for the past 20 years I’ve specialized in painting trompe l’oeil murals,” she says. “Now that I’ve been doing more plein air painting, I find I still can’t resist a little ‘trick of the eye.'”
The piece was painted at the base of the Laurel-Snow hiking trail, in Dayton, Tennessee. “I painted it one afternoon last week while my husband took our two kids on a five-mile hike to the falls and back,” recalls Wright. “They were gone for about four hours, yet it seemed like the blink of an eye to me!”