I have always admired Tromp L'Oeil painters. I thought I would try one for fun.
I started by masking off the drawing with masking tape too keep the pages clean and the edges crisp.
I'm putting in some viridian green shadows and grain. Hopefully it will show through the background just enough.
I painted on the background with the largest brush I could find. A 4" house painting brush. I also made the color more intense and warmer than the final version will be. I intend to glaze over the background later. The taped mask worked great.
I'd say I am about 30% complete. This is where the fun begins.
Trompe L'Oeil is a rather unique style of painting and very few can pull it off. (Anthony Waichulis) is one of my current favorites and a master at this art form. I haven't got a clue what I am doing here. But it is a fun painting and will be interesting to see if I can get close to the visual game of Trompe L'Oeil.