“Beautiful Illusion” a new painting by Camille Engel

Every artist dreams of the collector whose commission is to “paint anything you like” — This was my commission for which I was handsomely paid… “Paint anything you like as long as it depicts stage magic.”

Of course, my mind was filled with the possibilities as if someone said to me, “Here’s the world, choose something!” Since I am known for my bird paintings, my first thought was to paint a magician’s hands releasing a white dove. Or, I love to play games, perhaps a magician’s hands showing a reveal from a hand of playing cards. The more I thought of it, the more the ideas flowed.

Then it hit me… I’ve always wanted to take the time to begin painting the human figure. This is the perfect commission to paint a figure and the Levitation Illusion had all the mystery and beauty my heart was trying to capture for this collector. So here is the final result of my “Magic Commission” titled: “Beautiful Illusion” a 20 x 30-inch oil painting on canvas. I truly enjoyed the commission and am grateful he trusted my creative dreams.

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