Oh what a difference trompe l’oeil makes! In NYC, it is building code that all elevator doors are made of metal. Many of our clients have a private elevator entrance in their apartments. This is a great opportunity for us to woodgrain and add trompe l’oeil paneling. Here is the basecoated metal door. This post […]
Archives for September 2013
Last year’s Versailles, France workshop and tour was a huge success. Join Pierre Finkelstein and Jean Sablé for classic instruction on a unique panel. Click here for more information and to see the class panel. Save the date!
These weathered lamps were painted to match a wall finish that we previously had done in a rustic ranch in the Hampton’s, Long Island. The lamps arrived at the shop. They had a natural wood look, but unfortunately, they were waxed. So the first step is to remove the wax. Good old baking soda mixed […]
Special Promotion: Sign up for ANY Pierre Finkelstein class at IDAL 2013 convention and receive $50 of FREE BRUSHES!! Take a sneak peak of Pierre’s Class 1 & 2 at this years 2013 IDAL convention. Class 1: W305- CORNER CEILING ORNAMENT Class 2: T305- TROMPE L’OEIL Striping on Corner Element To learn more and register […]
Show me your best painted medallion! Rendering a profiled, circular object is a great challenge and exercise for a decorative painter. I have a specific way of creating my trompe l’oeil effects (see my step-by-step post). I have also seen many different styles and approaches that are successful. Show me how you do it! The […]