Truth.... isn't it strange?

" Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities . Truth isn't "

Mark Twain

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tromp le oeil

Tromp le oeil !!!???? OK , now what ?! I guess I should have labeled the last pics" tromp le oeil" which means " fool the eye " in french. And even though I have been using this phrase in my work for 25 years , I still misspell it most of the time. At any rate.... this is a favorite of mine in painting . I like to add something that makes people do a " double take" or bend over to pick up some keys that have been dropped . The faux windows would be considered Tromp le oeil in most cases. If it is going to be done , it ought to be done with great detail. I'm not a fan of whimsical fakery that looks more like a painted stage back ground.

These towels and the towel rod were painted in this business office bathroom. Paper towels were used but I felt towels seemed like the obvious addition to this wall . These were the company owners favorite colors. Red and yellow.

1 comment:

  1. FIY who cares how it's spelled…the important thing is how it is pronounced Trompe l'oile being a French term requires a distinct nasal, kind of bleeeahhh sound. So pucker your lips, stick your tongue out and say ahhh while trying to actually pronounce the term. whatever comes out will sound very intellectual.