Busy Artist are Happy Artist!!
Had a very busy last couple of weeks working on some extremely exciting projects. We got to do some more work for our long time Client Laser Spine Institute on a small sign project, a faux finish on a customer mantle/entertainment center and this one which is included here. This has been a very exciting project and one expecially fun for me; a car enthusiast!! Sometimes being a busy artist you don’t get to have as much fun as you would like. Well, this client took care of that!! Below are a few pictures of super cars a client asked to have painted in his garage. We started by laying out the wall to match the angles of the floor and ceiling to create the illusion of an entire new section of the garage. Then began sketching in and painting the vehicles. These cars; a Ferrari La Ferrari and Mclaren P1 are almost exactly life size at over 6.5 feet wide.
As seen in the photos, the bottom floor area has not been completed. The client is installing ceramic tile on the actural floor of the garage and we will be painting the floor area in the mural to match. Once all the shadows and details are complete the illusion should be one of a four car garage.
This is an example of Trompe-l’œil which is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that depicted objects exist in three dimensions. Forced perspective is a comparable illusion in architecture.
Though the phrase originates in the Baroque period, when it refers to perspectival illusionism, trompe-l’œil dates much further back. It was (and is) often employed in murals. Instances from Greek and Roman times are known, for instance in Pompeii. A typical trompe-l’œil mural might depict a window, door, or hallway, intended to suggest a larger room.
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