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25th Dec 2011Posted in: Blog 4
Trompe L’oeil Stone Woman

I find that of all the murals I do, trompe l’oeil murals often get the most attention.  Trompe L’oeil is a French term meaning “to fool the eye” and people are delighted to be tricked into believing something is real.

In a previous blog, I posted the progress of one of these murals and I’m now happy to post the finished art, including its progressive stages.

This mural was designed to enliven and add interest to a wall between two strong areas – a spacious grand foyer and a gorgeously designed kitchen.  The client and I went through several ideas, but in the end she really took to the concept of a trompe l’oeil stone woman, which was great, because it was to her taste, and on my end, would be a lot of fun to paint.

Chicago Muralist Tromp L'oeil Drawing

Chicago Muralist Tromp L'oeil Drawing

 

Chicago Muralist Marble

Chicago Muralist Marble

 

Chicago Muralist Trompe L'oeil mural

Chicago Muralist Trompe L'oeil mural

 

Chicago Muralist Trompe L'oeil mural

Chicago Muralist Trompe L'oeil mural

Chicago Muralist Trompe L'oeil mural

Chicago Muralist Trompe L'oeil mural

 

In some of my future posts, I will be doing some light tutorials and explaining my process.  I invite you to subscribe or share with someone you know who might be interested.

Thanks for stopping by.

-Eulojio Ortega

Chicago Muralist

 

About Eulojio Ortega

Eulojio Ortega has painted hundreds of murals and commissioned artwork since 2003 and is available for travel anywhere. Connect with him on Google+

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4 Responses

  1. Phillip shepard says:

    Awesome. Love it. Simple short and easy to read.

  2. Candy Fermazin says:

    Her face is so beautiful, I love the realness of your work. Portrait work would be awesome. Love the web site as well.

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