|Interior Murals and Trompe l'Oiel|
|This small mural (about 2' x 3') was executed above a fireplace in a very
elegant North Texas home. The design was based on the family's coat of arms and was modified to complement the colors and style of the surrounding furnishings.
|Strictly speaking, this design is not a mural but a trompe l'oeil painting. This customer had a very narrow foyer at the front door which did not match the otherwise grand scale of the house. To create the illusion of more space while
adding a decorative element, I painted the walls and ceiling in a faux marble style and then added (with paint) the architectural elements of the stone niche and wall fountain.
|This small mural of a fruit bowl is painted on the hood of an elaborate cook top in a kitchen decorated in the French provencial style.
The customer preferred an aged appearance (similar to old fresco designs), so I distressed the finish with many thin layers of paint applied with a dry brush.
|The scale and position of this mural made it difficult to photograph, so a little explanation is in order.
This mural is about 12' x 14' and it's located above the front door. The top edge of the design is almost 30' above the ground. The glass object hanging in front of it is a chandalier.
The top window is "real" but all the other elements (stone, brick, shutters, flowers, and flower box) are painted.