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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.