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Trompe Dollhouse Day 12

Trompe Dollhouse Day 12 – Starting the Stonework and Rooms

Today I dismantled the drawer so it could be primed ready for painting. The stone colour (the undercolour) was mixed ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 45

Trompe Bushland Day 45 – Final Critters, Memory Plaque and Signing

Today was the last painting day to finish off. I painted nine birds, one marsupial, and one monotreme. The central ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 44

Trompe Bushland Day 44 – Insects, Amphibians, and More

I added some branches for the birds to perch on. Painted a whole pile of critters today, using my tiniest ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 43 – Butterflies and Beetles

I added a few more Brisbane butterflies, then added two big Brisbane beetles: the Stag beetle and the Christmas beetle ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 42 – Snakes and Butterflies

Today  painted a pretty python perched between the pot plants. And two other sneaky snakes, one harmless and one nasty ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 41 – Hoya and Richmond Birdwing

Lots of fine detail work today: creating the hoya vine with its intricate flowers, then the Richmond Birdwing butterflies on ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 40 – Foreground Flowers

The flowers on the shrubs always really bring the mural to life. I added highlights to the wall plant hangers ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 39 – Details of Trees and Vines

This is where the painting starts to come to life! I started adding in the flowers in the bushes at ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 38 – Painting the Creek and Pathway

A big day today painting details. I finished fixing the shapes of the big terracotta pots on the deck, then ...
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TROMPE ALHAMBRA DAY 4 – ADDING TO THE STONEBLOCK COLUMNS

Today I drew the top line of the stoneblock column. Here’s a little video of what else I got up ...
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TROMPE ALHAMBRA DAY 3 – DRAWING THE STONE BLOCK COLUMNS

Today I drew the stone block columns on the wall. The time that’s been spent in getting the scale drawing ...
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TROMPE ALHAMBRA DAY 2 – LOCATION SET UP AND SCALE SKETCH

Today I moved all the materials and resources I need to bring the Trompe Alhambra to life from my studio ...
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TROMPE ALHAMBRA DAY 1 – INITIAL DESIGN

June 2018: spreading out all the ideas on my huge studio table to bring it all together in one design ...
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The Trompe Alhambra Mural

This trompe l’oeil mural has just been completed by Jacqueline Hill in Brisbane inner West. It was a commission for ...
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TROMPE SANTORINI DAY 10 – BALUSTRADE RAILS

Did some tricky measuring up for the white balustrade, taped up and started painting. Also tweaked the buildings in the ...
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Trompe Santorini Day 9 – Santorini islands

Today I spent more time working on the stonework. The sea and the sky are now finished. At one stage ...
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Trompe Santorini Day 8 – Finish sky and ocean

I repainted the design of the clouds on the computer until I was happy with them: I also worked on ...
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TROMPE SANTORINI DAY 7 – OCEAN, COBBLES

I started painting the cobblestones and ocean. The stonework got a bit more stoned, but there’s still al long way ...
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TROMPE SANTORINI DAY 6 – STONE AND SKY

When I got all set up ready to start today I discovered this little cutie lying in my way. How ...
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Trompe Santorini Day 4 – Mask and start painting

Rosie is Sonja’s adorable little Bichon princess that loves keeping me company while I’m working. She is going to be ...
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TROMPE SANTORINI DAY 5 – MASK AND START PAINTING SKY

Today I got my big brushes out at last and painted the start of the sky. I’ve made it a ...
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Trompe Santorini Day 3 – Finish colour design

I painted a little watercolour of the background to get the exact shapes we wanted. Then I overlaid it under ...
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TROMPE SANTORINI DAY 2 – Design in Colour with Detail

Sonja and I sat together and worked out the details of the design in colour. I drew and painted it ...
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TROMPE SANTORINI DAY 1 – MEASURE AND DESIGN SKETCH

Today I met up with the lovely Sonja and measured up the wall in her home in the French Quarter ...
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TROMPE SANTORINI

Today I met up with the lovely Sonja and measured up the wall in her home in the French Quarter ...
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The Trompe Santorini Mural

This mural is being created right now by Jacqueline Hill in Brisbane inner West. It is a commission for a ...
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Trompe Bushland Day 22 - Priming

Trompe Bushland Day 22 – Priming

Today I used a primer that we selected for it's aggressive grip on the panel to make sure the mural ...
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Trompe Tuscany Mural in Brisbane

Murals

Do you have a large wall surface that needs some interest added to it? Do you have a small, walled ...
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