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wood paint effect walnut

wood paint effect imitating English Walnut in an illusionistically painted panel

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An expensive cut of walnut imitated with a paint effect set off within an illusionistically painted trompe l'oeil panel.
This is a busy and expensive cut of walnut usually reserved in its solid form for gun stocks and wood turning. Also used as an expensive veneer for small cabinetry items.

The wood paint effect was carried out with the traditional method of pigments ground in beer then overworked in oils.

The lights and darks of the panel illusion were carried out last of all. (See detail below)


walnut paint effect panel detail

wood paint effect showing detail of walnut woodgrained trompe l'oeil panel