Trompe L'Oeil: Sky and Sea
Trompe L'Oeil: Sky and Sea (Trompe L'Oeil Practice)
Sky and sea are the trompe l'oeil painter's favorite motifs for contemporary interiors.
In this idea-filled, colorful guide, Ursula E. and Martin Benad provide a hands-on and easy-to-follow introduction to the art of painting clouds, waves, and seascapes. With a profusion of examples, patterns, suggestions, and professional tips, they address the essentials of working in large or small formats, on walls and ceilings, including advice on:.
- Sky and ocean in perspective.
- Special light situations, including evening and night skies.
- Cloud formations.
- Step-by-step surf.
- Transparency and reflection of water.
- Underwater worlds.
- Still lifes, including trees, flowers, birds, and shells.
Key subjects covered include how to paint on walls and ceilings; motifs from different regions of the world (e.g. dream beaches in the Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Thailand, Brittany, etc.); different weather and atmosphere conditions; times of day (morning, noon, dusk, evening); and accessories for the foreground (e.g. birds). An ideal reference for architects, interior designers, trompe l'oeil painters and their clients alike.