Posted on October 26th, 2012
Continued to paint view into ‘trompe l’oeil’ window, trying to make the interior as warm and attractive as possible. I asked someone to pose for me as exterior decorator and added colourful detail to his shirt. My client had chosen the wall colours and I felt the wide space needed brightening up!
I also battled with sloping ground line. The final image would take the form of a print and I was nervous about scaling up the exact measurements so that the slope fitted the actual wall!
I began to add more detail to the window, using a neighbours kitchen for inspiration!
Gradually the whole thing came together, but I felt that ten days was rather too little time for true excellence! I was working under extreme pressure as an ‘unveiling ceremony’ in Dublin was imminent!
And the day before the unveiling…..
I thought the print should have been more matte….. but at least the fit was perfect! On to the next painting!