trompe l’oeil painting details

acrylic painting, design, drawings, handpainting, illustration, illustrator, interior design, mural

Just a few snaps of a mural, trompe l’oeil painting I made years ago for a decorator working on the interior of a luxury hotel in Kirkland, WA. – This one one of the penthouse suites that had 2 hidden closets behind my paintings. Literally had about 2.5 days to complete both and move on to the next. Fun times.

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Breakfast room painting

acrylic painting, acrylics, drawings, handpainting, illustration, interior design, mural

This is an old painting project. I’m trying to remember the year but am having a hard time. 😉 . . . I painted the walls and umbrella vaulted ceiling in the round room. – It was a showcase house in Los Altos Hills, CA.

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handpainted boxes

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Old project in my old studio out on Yosemite street in the San Francisco Bay View area. – I bought up a ton of oval wooden boxes and painted the outside. (and inside) – Here they are, on my table in the studio. ~>

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Color xerox copies of the box lids below ~>

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A few other studio shots. I was working on an acrylic painting, on canvas.

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The shot below was taken on an open studio day. Not sure what year.

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drawings

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When I had a painting and design business years ago I would draw designs out on velum or thin tracing paper and then transfer the image on to a canvas or wall – whatever surface it was painted on. I sometimes used transfer paper or rubbed graphite on the back of the drawing and then re-traced the image.

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This is what other panels of the paintings looked liked in progress. The color images were scanned from older color prints. Pre-digital cameras.