I did this wall painting several years ago after we remodeled our house by lifting it and putting a basement under it. This particular wall was at the end of a hallway at the bottom of the stairs. I thought it needed sprucing up...hanging a photo or painting wasn't cutting. it. I always wanted to try a Trompe L'oeil painting so I gave it a go. The photos aren't the best...didn't have a digital camera at the time.
Trompe L'oeil (Fool or Trick the Eye) Wall Painting
This is the starting point. There are some reflection marks from the photos on the adjacent walls.
First thing I did was measure, measure, measure and then tape it off. Total outside measurement is 3 feet X 4 feet.
I started with the sky. I used artist grade paints and brushes. I am an artist and already had all the tools I needed on hand, so basically all this cost me was my time.
A more distant shot.
I knew I was going to do a window to the outside world and pretty much made it up as I went. I decided I needed a mountain in the distance.
Moving on to bring in the foreground....
Adding some trees.
I wanted to add a my kitty sleeping on the window sill. I drew her in, then taped off a portion of her, so I could paint the window sill and frame.
Adding the window frame and working on Missy.
Missy is finished, still working on the frame.
Finished frame closeups
Finished frame. I was going for a stained pine look to match our trim at the time.(baseboards, door frames, etc.)
Completed window. I loved how this came out, so I did 3 more! One was 7' X 4'. Unfortunately I can't find those photos. To go out and buy the materials I used, I expect might cost around $50 - $75. For the time it took...I worked on this several hours a day, including evenings so it took about 10 days. This wasn't that difficult for me to do but I think you might want some art/drawing/painting experience to try it, so I'd say medium to advanced. Hope you like it!
- Acrylic Artist grade paints (Art Supply store)
- Paint brushes, Artist style (Art Supply store)
Published November 14th, 2017 2:07 AM
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