The sea at the end of the corridor (interior)
« trompe l'oeil painting in acrylic Many of you will be familiar with manufactured housing and their inside design, often with rooms running off a long corridor. As this corridor can be quite dark, I wanted to give it some more depth.
The sea and sky I did with an airbrush, the plants with a paintbrush. To give a little more depth to the landscape, false French windows have been added.
Two problems had to be tackled in this project: - Hiding an ugly electric switch. - Placing the window cross-frames in perspective so the window seems to be half-open.
Thanks to all those who helped me complete this trompe l'oeil.»
False door (outside)
« trompe l'oeil painting in acrylic While we waited for a real door to be fitted, this trompe l'oeil was painted on a panel of chipboard. The acrylic paint was applied using a paintbrush. To liven up the panel, the books and the vase of flowers were cut out in paper, then stuck, because I find painting on wood difficult. Finally everything was varnished three times with a marine varnish.
Unfortunately, moonlight highlights the colors of this painting better than the sun, so today the books, flowers and vase are all a little gray...however, the painting is still there.
Purists will say that the brick work isn't properly lined up, and they're right, but I only noticed when I had finished, the false door was in place and I could view everything from a distance. »