murals and specialist decoration









faux stone blocking trompe l'oeil joints

faux painted stone wall with trompe l'oeil mitred joints

mitred joints in ashlar paint effect

The shadows and highlights of the mitred joints are rendered using trompe l'oeil techniques. The scheme was executed in transparent oil glazes and artists oil pigments using sea sponges, stippling brushes and cloth. The design added formality and grandeur to already good architectural proportions. A faux stone blocking effect can be used to enhance existing proportions or suggest more pleasing proportions where necessary. This is a detail of a larger work executed for a private client in London U.K.