One of the most common do it yourself homeowner projects is painting. Most painting projects are a manageable size, except for things like 2-story ceilings, and the impact that a fresh coat of paint can make is amazing. But do you know what faux art is, and how it can transform a flat wall into a work of art?
We tend to focus on picking colors, and then hopefully you do a bit of research on the best paint finish for the space you're painting. But wait, there are so many other paint options that few homeowners consider so to stretch your imagination, I decided to introduce a friend and fantastic painter, Arthur Morehead, who's website, Art-Faux.com, offers an amazing gallery showing you what is possible with paint.
Arthur Morehead, Art Faux Designs & Painting
As children we talk about what we want to be when we grow up. Arthur remembers his first experience with a paint brush as a 6 year old. He experimented quite a bit painting the back of his family's house as high as he could reach, a neighbor's fence and even his dog. But little did Arthur realize then, that he'd discovered his life's passion.
Arthur has studied his craft around the world, from The Sarasota School of Decorative Arts and Faux Effects International in Florida, to studying with art professionals around the world including “… some of Europes’ most renowned artists”. This led him to start his own company, Art-Faux Designs and Painting, because in his words “I am not just an artist, or just a craftsman but a fusion of all aspects of decorative finishing with a real love and a passion for what I do”.
So my inspiration for this Friday Find is the video Arthur shared that offers insight into the design and hands-on process that goes into creating all of the artwork (not just painting) shared below, with a whole lot more on Arthur's website, Art-Faux.com.
Faux Art is More Than Painting
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so what I've tried to show are just a few of the faux art techniques that take painting to a whole new level, combining painting and art.
Wow … Thank you Tina, what a nice surprise, I was just commenting on the wonderful job you did on the paint article you written. I have seen many paint veterans get even the basics wrong believe it or not, lol
Arthur, Can’t believe you hadn’t seen this article until now as I was pretty sure I’d sent you a link. Glad you liked it … and yes, we can all learn something new every day if we keep our eyes and ears open.
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