Size: 5"W x 6"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
I've been fascinated with the board game Clue since I was a child. In this series (which is sold as a complete collection) I have put my own personal spin on each character from the original board game. You can see some of my other matchbox paintings here in my Vango portfolio. These miniature portraits are great when framed in a shadow box style whether individually or in one large framed presentation with matting windows cut out for each piece.
Each individual matchbox painting is 3 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide and one inch deep. These portraits are painted onto Arches hot press paper with tiny brushes and high pigment watercolors and then adhered with matte medium to chunky vintage Russian matchboxes. This is a one of a kind set that I am very pleased with. To top off the theme, I color coded the matches using paints and pigments and then added the original weapons from the 1970's version of the board game. All pressed together as shown here the collection measures 4.5 inches wide and 6 inches tall.
Who done it? Scarlet? Green? Peacock? Mustard? Plum? White? The possibilities are endless.
Enjoy ~ Paul
Artist and Oddball Paul Moschell has been producing his signature small and imaginative works on paper for well over a decade now. He also works with assemblage sculpture and has created two collections of elaborate assemblage hats/head pieces. Moschell continues to be represented by various galleries across the United States, Europe and Shanghai. He Also keeps a public studio in the Denver, Colorado. His paintings, hats, sculptures and tiny delicate hand painted matchbox portraits hang in hundreds of private collections around the world and his clientele range from the budding young art collector to well known celebrities.