Monday, December 21, 2009

Trompe-l'oeil course - week four

Last Friday was the last day of our Trompe-l'oeil class.  In the final panel covered in class, I incorporated various new elements such as the drapery, the rendering of a statue inside a niche, and the study of a trompe-l'oeil panel in perspective.  This introduced my students to the notion of highlights and shadows done in perspective.
The 4-week ornaments and moldings painted in trompe-l'oeil course is indeed a very intensive program, loaded with information and tons of hands on practice.  As students learn  advanced techniques, they will put them into practice on exquisite panels that will greatly enhance their portfolios.

A big hand to all of you for having completed this course!   

And a very Merry Christmas to all our friends and followers!
May the new year bring you lots of happiness and joy, abundance and prosperity, good health and everything you wish for!

On the last day of our 4-week Trompe-l'oeil class...
we had snow!

And, continuing from our previous 'page'
 here is Michel's finished panel

close up of panel

One more 'snow' photo!

Michel giving step-by-step instructions

Another gorgeous panel taught in class
Shown below is Michel's work

Close up of trompe-l'oeil niche

Close up of entablature comprising ornaments,
dentils and moldings