Wall effects are used in rooms in which a particular atmosphere is to be achieved....
Secco painting comes from the Italian ?secco? and means painting onto dry rendering...
Fresco painting is done by applying the paint straight onto the fresh, still wet plaster on a wall or ceiling....
Trompe l?oeil has played an outstanding roll in the history of interior decoration for many centuries......
Decorative painting is very versatile and embraces a wide variety of painting styles.
imitation of materials
Marble, wood, tortoiseshell, agate, lapis, bur, marquetry ? all are used as patterns for painted imitated surfaces.
Mock architecture, deceptively realistic painted architectural elements, such as windows, pillars or arches make rooms look much larger.....
Motifs painted in this form of decoration are in monochrome ? i.e. in one colour only ? usually grey.....
Airbrush is used by several artists as a back up to painting with acryl paints ........
In this technique, a surface is coated with gold leaf or gold powder......
Scagliola, scaglio, term used for stucco marble, imitation marble