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Old 07-08-2003, 09:34 PM
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tropical mural over a fireplace

This is in an apartment near Charleston, SC. It's painted with acrylics over a tiny fireplace. Mural is 52" wide, not sure of the height. It's not quite finished, still have to do some tweaking on the seashell and a couple of other things. The owner was pleased with it so far. I love my job!

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Where does the smoke go if the fireplace has a marble slab over the top of it?




Wonderful work as usual!!!

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Suggestions? I suggest you charge a bunch. This is the most perfect example of trompe l'oeil I've seen in a long while. I can't tell what is really there and what isn't! EXCELLENT!
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I'm simply going to echo Sher's words.

Congratulations on a job very well done.
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Old 07-14-2003, 12:01 PM
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wow...my first reaction was how did she get that shell to look like it's sitting on the shelf...until i realised the shelf was painted too...i can see why you love your job...you're so good at it.
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I think it is wonderful work! I especially like the illusion of looking right out of a window. The shelf with the seashell makes it all the more interesting. Congratulations on a job very well done!
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This wins the prize for trompe l'oeil. At first I thought, oh, poor fireplace - no place for the smoke!
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update

Hi y'all! Thanks for your replies!

Here's the final mural. I took a real conch shell with me to use as a model, and I'm pleased with the way it turned out.



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Oh, it's beautiful Ruth !

Your conch shell is perfect !
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Thanks, Mom!
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Holy Cow!! Ruth, that is amazing. Definitely hoping you charge a bunch. I love the sky and sea and the shekk is perfect.

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