Artists & Gilders Decorative Studio
Ross O'Neal Inc.

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Trompe L Oeil Special Session

This special session we are honored to have Trompe L Oeil and mural artist Patrick Kirwin with us.

Patrick Kirwin received a Masters of Fine Arts from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has numerous awards and fellowships to his credit, including the Robert N. Alfondre Prize in Drawing and the Morris M. Aein Memorial Prize.
Mr. Kirwin currently teaches at the Art League in Alexandria, VA  and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as guest lecturing at several art schools around the world. He has had his work published in books, and designed and implemented public and commercial murals.

In this session we will spend 2 Days on tips from the masters learn the in's and out's and the do's and the don'ts about everything from perspective to transferring your image and things to speed up your production. Followed by 3 days painting your own Trompe L Oeil of an open window or door with a view to the surrounding vista.

A few note's of things said about Patrick by fellow Salon Members

Another 'winner' was the genius artist Patrick Kirwin from the USA, a loyal and animated original of the total Salon happening. His 'Piece de Resistance' was something that went far beyond virtual painting. A lavender blue shutter on which a rope hangs. On the rope hangs a fish, not just like that, but very reachable. The cast shadows of the rope and the dripping fish oil on the shutters. All things were really considered well. In fact, the total repertoire of Kirwin is unbelievable.

Another swift worker was the American Patrick Kirwin, specialist in illustrations. This time he showed his special grissaille-technique. While all the others slaved to produce one piece just in nick of time before dinner, he did three marvelous pieces. It almost was unbelievable how a rough, with fierce strokes kind of sketch visible changed and grew to a very detailed and fine piece, as if it was hundreds of years old. That is if the paint would have been dry.