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 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


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?

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!