Saturday, February 12, 2011

Trompe L'oeil

Wow, these last few weeks have whizzed by in a flash! I have not been idle though......busy with a couple of private commissions and some work destined for exhibition at Easter, I have also been painting (decorating) our bathroom and have begun a mural that I'm hoping to class as a Trompe L'oeil .......in order to qualify the painting needs to be realistic enough to "Trick the eye" so it will certainly be challenging but something I've always wanted to try.
I will try to post some pictures of my work as I progress.............. but admit that I have a large tub of emulsion on standby in case it all goes Pete Tong :-D

3 comments:

sue said...

The bathroom project sounds fun - look forward to seeing pics.

I love the Trompe L'oeil work of J D Hilberry (graphite and charcoal so not suitable for your bathroom) .. do you know his work? http://www.jdhillberry.com/tromp_thumbpage.htm

pett paintings said...

Hi Sue, as you know full well life takes over so the bathroom project could be a while yet but at least it's now a step further than just in my head!
I will have a loook at your link as I'm not familiar with any Trompe L'oeil artists barring Banksy :-)
Thank you xx

Jan said...

Good for you starting such an involved project! I wish you all the success in the world with it and can't wait to see your progress photos!