HAND PAINTING ARTWORK IVY & LIRIOPE AROUND METAL URN PLAQUES (TROMPE L'OEIL)
Visiting one of my very favorite stores, I found some flat metal wall plaques that were shaped like urns. I loved them and knew I wanted to hang them on my fence and paint flowers coming out of them. Sorry, no photos of my fence, right now. So, when a client called me and wanted me to paint something in her entry way up high over the very wide opening to her dining room, I immediately thought of those urns. She already had the canvas painting and I could just picture urns with greenery coming out of them on either side of the painting.
And, because it was so high I knew it needed something large like these urn plaques.
I suggested she go to that store to see if they still had these urns. And, I told her I could paint plants coming out of the urns. She liked the idea. She did find the urns and when I went back to paint, they were already placed exactly where she wanted them.
Standing on my extension ladder, I painted liriope and ivy coming out of the urns and a little bit of ivy behind the canvas painting.
She was very, very happy with the way it changed the look of the entry into her home.
I loved it, too!!
Of course, it was my idea, but I just knew it would look great!