Fluting

If you sliced a flute in half, lengthwise, you basically have the shape of fluting.  This shallow, concave, repeat vertical pattern is found on columns, pilasters, and millwork. Painting the illusion of fluting on a flat surface, using trompe l’oeil techniques, is a challenging exercise.  The soft shadow placement demands a good understanding of how […]

Pounce pattern

A “pounce pattern” is a method for transferring a design to a surface.  It is the oldest way to reproduce a design, known to date.  Before there was such a thing as carbon paper or a stencil, the only way to transfer a drawing or cartoon was with a pounce pattern.  In the old days, […]