Paint a TROMPE L'OEIL. People will be AMAZED and SURPRISED.
What you'll learn
- Get to grips with the basic principals of how to paint the a 'trompe l'oeil' style.
- All painting students will benefit from will learning more painting believable shadows.
- Use it to paint fine art pictures or for home decoration.
- Look at some real life example where you can use this techniques
- Students will need watercolour paints.
- Watercolour paper, the weight should be no less than 150 gm
- Watercolour brushes about a number 4/5
- Jar of water and some absorbent paper towel
WOW, something really impressive. UPDATED 2022
REVIEW -'In Nicola's courses, there is always something to lean above what you expected. I love trompe l'oeil paintings and was anxious to take this course. In addition to the style if painting, I am learning more about how to improve my painting of shadows. And it is amazing to see how with just 2 or 3 color she can achieve such an array. A wonderful teacher. A wonderful class!' Doris Dickenson
A French phrase meaning ‘deceives the eye or to trick the eye’ used to describe paintings that create the illusion of a real object or scene.
Learn this fascinating and captivating painting technique in this introductory course and literally introduce a new dimension to your painting.
This technique is often used in the painting of murals and as small decorative 'jokes' on walls and furniture, but this style can be fabulous in a painting as you will see here.
There is no reason why you can't have fun with this and in this course I'll show you how. Here we will paint these dried chili peppers. We will also paint an old key hanging on a wall and a butterfly.
This is also a great course for those of you who like details, using a small brush and creating 'fine' art.
Who this course is for:
- This is perfect for those who like to paint detail.
- For those who want to extend their portfolia of painting techniques.
- Idea for someone wanting to add a unique touch to their home decorating.
Why choose one of my courses?
Because, as a self taught artist I understand how a lot of people feel about their creative work, sometimes anxious, sometimes overwhelmed and often that it's not 'good enough'.
Well I will hold your hand as you overcome these fears as I offer a friendly, relaxed and sensitive teaching style.
Do one of my courses and you will feel as if I am in the room with you every step of the way.
Here's a bit about me.
I originally trained as a graphic artist, and then followed a different career path working in the national media, travel and public relations in both London and Paris.
After sometime I returned to my creative roots full time, so to speak, and became a full time artist, teacher and creative entrepreneur.
The artist bit means I have worked in a variety of media, but am currently splashing about with watercolours. I love the magic they make when the pigments play with the water. And if you let them do their own thing, it's even better.
I have also painted murals in a child's bedroom or around a swimming pool, covering everything from fairies to Tuscan views. Painted furniture with decorative effects and designs and given walls specialist paint effects and stencils. All fun stuff for the discerning home owner
The teaching bit involved me teaching a 'Decorative Paint Effects' section of an interior design certificate course at Kidderminster College, Worcestershire, UK. Here they studied paint effects for walls and furniture, designing and cutting stencils, Period design elements and produced sample boards.
Then continuing the theme of teaching I have also tutored on many private workshops in the above subjects plus decoupage, gilding and trompe l'oeil (trick the eye painting).
Now, installed in the south of France I continue with all of the above but adding on-line courses to my creative portfolio. Flexibility is the name of the game in today's world
I have exhibited widely in the area.
Recently I was invited to plan and teach a creative summer school, offering a variety of artistic subjects, at one of the leading camping venues in the area. So, you never know some of these subjects might pop up as one of my courses on Udemy
I have had work featured in a national 'lifestyle' magazine and on BBC Radio 4 and Central TV in the UK