Thursday, October 17, 2013

PAINTING A TROMPE L'OEIL WINDOW & PAINTING STONES TUTORIAL

PAINTNG A TROMPE L'OEIL WINDOW & PAINTING STONES TUTORIAL

My client had just moved into her new home.  She had a huge, oddly shaped niche in her family room that I guess was for a large television.  But, she didn't want her television there.  She wanted it across the room and asked me if I could paint the niche to look like a window.  Also, she wanted me to faux paint her walls in her big open family room and kitchen/breakfast room area.
I can't find my pictures of "before".  
She wanted me to paint her walls a tuscany goldy color and I ragged a tea stain glaze over that color.  It was subtle, but a very nice look. 
(My camera flash made everything look brighter and more colorful than it actually was.)
The niche was the color of the walls.  I drew and painted the stones and then started on the sky mural.
I really love painting flowers and birds.
TUTORIAL
For the stones, I faux painted the walls the colors I wanted the stones to be.  Then, I used a level and drew the lines the size I wanted the stones to be.  I used a pencil for drawing the lines.  Then, with a small brush I painted squiggly lines on the pencil lines to define the mortar lines of the stones.  I wanted the stones to look mossy and aged.
This is the way it looked from across the room.
(Not leaning, of course.  When I took these pictures, I didn't know I was going to have a blog and would need better pictures!)  
My client was very happy with her new trompe l'oeil window.
As you walk in the front door it is in front of you across the room.
It looked like it really could be a window!

30 comments:

  1. You are a great artist, Lynda. Your projects amaze me when you free style the things you do.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie!! and, I love your furniture and projects, too.

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  2. I love this Lynda! I have a great place for a trompe l'oeil window, without the niche! I may have to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Hello Miss Lynda, that niche is GORGEOUSSSSSS, no on does that trompe Loeil better, thnaks for sharing, so in love with the birds :)..

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  4. Oh wow, that is so pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me and don't forget to link up to our Holiday Baking Party on the 20th. Hugs, Marty

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  5. So beautiful! Love this, and you did a fabulous job!

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  6. Amazing painting! Lovely! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  7. What a pretty painted window! I'm sure it captures guests attention. It looks very realistic.

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    1. Thank you! The stones and urn went very well with her décor.

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  8. How very pretty! It does look like a window. Love the flower pot with the cascading pink flowers. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

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  9. This is such a beautiful painting! It does look like a window, what a joy it would be to see it everyday!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm glad you think it looks like it might be a real window.

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  10. Love the niche painted to look like a window. Fabulous idea and you did such a lovely job too. Thanks for sharing at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Hi Lynda: Hey that's me, in Cabo... Hi, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com, a new GFC friend, I clicked on g+, still can't figure it out..... so I'm not sure it went through, anyways, love your artwork, so cool that it's on a wall, permanent. Nice job, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I know what you mean about g+. I don't understand it, either. But, I love to work on my blog and share. And, hopefully, inspire friends to try the projects I do.

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  12. Wow! You are so talented, I love this. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  13. Great scene Lynda. I love the brick! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Beautiful Trompe loeil! Wonderfully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  15. Beautiful! Surely she was thrilled with your work!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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