Trompe L’oeil Windows

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Trompe L’oeil Windows

Trompe L’oeil Windows Painting a trompe l’oeil window is a fantastic way to add a visual illusion to a room and create a view where non really exists. Trompe l’oeil windows can be painted to any size, in any style and with any view, what you choose to see through your window is your choice. Whether it’s rolling hills, a mountains scene, a tropical beach or a Parisian street, trompe l’oeil can transport you anywhere you want. In a time where we can struggle for both interior and exterior space, trompe l’oeil windows can redefine the architectural confines of a room, creating the...

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Wood Graining Paint Effect on Doors

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Wood Graining Paint Effect on Doors

Wood Graining Paint Effect on Doors, Oare Manor, Devon For this faux wood painting project I travelled down to the beautiful village of Oare in Devon to paint some pine doors and make them look like aged oak. The manor house was undergoing a massive refurbishment and amongst the things I was commissioned to  paint were these doors. The clients had bought a beautiful ‘aged oak’ table for the breakfast room but found the new doors didn’t really match. Once I’d finished faux painting them and adding the grain detailing, dints and scratches they looked hundreds of...

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Faux Marble Paint Effect Walls

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Faux Marble Paint Effect Walls

Faux Marble Walls, The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate This faux marble paint effect paint project was commissioned by the manager of The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. One of the top hotels in the town, The Majestic’s style and furnishings are quintessentially Victorian. Having done various projects there over the years I was again contacted when remodeling plans were afoot and some of the original marble walls were being removed to extend other areas. To find large amounts of authentic Victorian marble would have been nigh on impossible and hugely expensive so creating a faux marble effect using...

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Trompe L’oeil Panels

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Trompe L’oeil Panels

Trompe L’oeil Panels  Trompe l’oeil is a kind of painted optical illusion that appears in buildings all over the world. Usually, it simulates objects or architecture, and in these cases, wall and door panels. Trompe l’oeil is a decorative painting skill that uses light, shadow and subtle colour blending to create the illusion of dimension and depth. Here are a few examples of how flat doors and walls have been painted with trompe l’oeil panels, to create a realistic three-dimensional illusion of beading and moldings. Lee works as a trompe l’oeil painter throughout Yorkshire...

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Stone Blocking Paint Effects

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Stone Blocking Paint Effects

Stone Blocking Paint Effects Stone blocking combines paint effects, trompe l’oeil and faux stone painting techniques to create the illusion of a real stone wall. Each stone block is individually hand painted to give a more realistic effect, adding layers of paint to re-create the individual characteristics of the surface and mortar lines. Any stone can be re-created, and textured compounds can be added to the paint to create an even more realistic effect, adding to the architectural illusion, and offering a great practical solution where the natural product might be too impractical or...

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