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  • 1. The Art of Illusion Trompe l'oeil Murals
    • Commission an artist for a large-scale life-like mural and turn any wall into a panoramic setting.
    • Here's an example of one of the best in the business, the artist Eric Grohe . The scale, realism and attention to detail is incredible.
  • 2. BEFORE photo Typical concrete and stucco facade
  • 3. Preparing the wall surface
  • 4. Preparing the canvas - Plastering
  • 5. The wall starts to take on a 3-dimensional appearance
  • 6. The artist Eric Grohe in his element, 30 feet off the ground
  • 7. Eric does most of the artwork himself. He researches, paints, and designs each project from scratch. His wife Kathy, also an artist, serves as project manager.
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  • 9. AFTER photos of the 50x58' mural It's hard to tell you're looking at a 2-dimensional flat wall
  • 10. Here are some more examples of Eric's projects... BEFORE photo Great American Crossroad Bucyrus, Ohio
  • 11. AFTER photo
  • 12. AFTER photo
  • 13. How to dress up a Shopping Mall Niagara, NY A F T E R B E F O R E
  • 14. AFTER photo
  • 15. AFTER photo
  • 16. AFTER photo
  • 17. Indoor Mural Miller Brewery B E F O R E
  • 18. Indoor Mural Miller Brewery A F T E R
  • 19. Past meets Present in the Miller Brewery Fermenting Rooms. Hooks, clipboards and aprons were added to the surface of the murals to enhance the illusion.
  • 20. Detail view looking down the illusion hallway in the previous mural
  • 21. The Art of Illusion Trompe l'oeil Murals
    • Eric Grohe and his wife Kathy live in Marysville, WA .
    • To view more of Eric’s work, you can visit his web site at www.ericgrohemurals.com.

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