For this still life, I decided to set the items up in a army green shadow box. The shadow box has been used in trompe l'oeil painting since the beginning but it is something I haven't utilized in my work yet; we'll see how I like it.
This is also my first attempt at a floating frame. Normally, all of my painting receive a traditional style frame that covers the edges of the work. However, for this piece, I think it will look best with the edges exposed. The frame is made from a solid 2" by 2" piece of red oak, a bit overkill, but I really like the way it looks. It just needs a bit of sanding and a couple coats of black paint.