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Trompe Moongate Day 21 – Stepping Out Onto The Jetty

Today at Trompe Moongate, my task was to build the jetty into Hạ Long Bay. I started by painting the ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 20 – The Last of the Boats

There is not long to go for Trompe Moongate on Oxford St, Bulimba. I spent today working on the details ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 19 – Rained Out Again

Unfortunately, mural painting doesn't always go to plan. Today at Trompe Moongate, I was planning to finish work on the ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 18 – The Magic of Glaze

I'm rugged up again today to work on Trompe Moongate in the cold morning air. I started by tweaking a ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 17 – It Takes A Village

Today at the Trompe Moongate mural I have been working on the fishing villages. There are two sections of fishing ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 16 – Decorating Sailboats

Today I started work on Trompe Moongate by adding more details to the mountains. This involved touching up the foliage ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 15 – Rained Out

Today at Trompe Moongate I spent the lovely, sunny morning setting up my painting station. However, as I noticed the ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 14 – Reflecting Reality

Today at Trompe Moongate I had to pull out my painting gloves to keep warm in the cool morning air ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 13 – The Water of Hạ Long Bay

Today I began painting a large section of Trompe Moongate - the water! As the outlining of the entire mural ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 12 – Conquering Mountains

Today I had a late day out at Trompe Moongate in Bulimba. To start off I finished painting the sky ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 11 – First Colour

Today I am working on Trompe Moongate at Bulimba, and it's time for one of my favourite steps in the ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 10 – Painting 100 Bricks in 3D

Since the last post, I've continued working on the brick detailing around the moongate at the Trompe Moongate mural in ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 8 – Tiny Brush, Big Mural

Today I've been working on the brick moongate for Trompe Moongate in Bulimba. Despite the chilly morning, I'm really happy ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 7 – Rain Coat and First Paint

Early this morning I headed to Trompe Moongate in Bulimba to get ready to start painting. First, I had to ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 6 – Preparing for Paint

Today I spent time outlining the grout of the bricks in Trompe Moongate, outside Vietnamese Mint in Bulimba. Tomorrow I ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 5 – Final Design

Today I spent more time designing the layout for Trompe Moongate on Oxford Street, Bulimba. I am really happy with ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 3 & 4 – Designing

Two days of work doing digital design and it’s nearly there! Client is very happy with the design so far ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 2 – Creating the Moongate

Today I had a late night at the Trompe Moongate mural in Bulimba. I've spent the day doing a lot ...
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Trompe Moongate Day 1 – Mapping the Journey

It's the very first day on location in Bulimba for the Trompe Moongate art project. This project is right next ...
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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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End of Day photo

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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End of Day Photo

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 Design sketch

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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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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Designing Trompe Alhambra with Reference Images

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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