pronounced Trump Loy, is French for 'to fool the eye'.
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-2005 Stephen Earl Price All Rights Reserved
Painted in a guest bathroom
off the library, the room below best exemplifies
the technique of trompe
l'oeil painting. The paint creates an illusion of a three
My client wanted the look
of an ancient stone temple with
a night sky, along with
examples of many astrological
and mystical symbols,
objects, books and ideas.
The entire room was designed
on computer by
retouching a photograph
of the room taken before
the painting phase began.
This allowed the client
to view the room as it could look when it was complete
and to suggest I make
changes before painting began. My
goal for many
trompe l'oeil paintings
is for the observer to be fooled as long as possible. If they
reach for a book in the
bookcase, I want them touch wall before they see the illusion!
the view of Stonehenge is under a night sky.
The white magic
tablet above the sink, seen in the photo
above left, glows
in black light revealing runic symbols.
Below the bathtub
is a painted bookcase with a 'secret' space for a book,
The Secret Teachings
Of All Ages, by M. P. Hall. All of the books relate
religious, mystical, meditational and masonic subjects.
A bag of runes
lies in the morning sun on the window ledge of the East wall.
A niche in the
wall above the tub holds a bronze, copper, silver and gold sculpture.
Mounted on a
marble base, the piece is based on a Leonardo DaVinci sketch.
In Black Light
the man changes into a woman.
In addition all
of the meridians and points for accupuncture glow blue.
In the center
between the windows is the Keystone
with a hieroglyphic
inscription, "May You Be Illumined."
Two of the mystic bathroom
The technique used here
is a combination of conventional
The paint is artists acrylic
and fluorescent acrylic
coated with a sealer. All of the stars
shine using black lights hidden in the beams at the
top of the
hidden details also become
illuminated with black
light as below.
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The Mystic Bath 1
That Change In Blacklight
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