Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Community Bridge

A couple of years ago I went to "The Faux School" in Frederick, MD. to work on some of my faux techniques. I was there for a week and learned a lot and came home with a bunch of sample boards to put into my portfolio.

One of the most exciting part of the class was a trip to the "Community Bridge" it was painted by Trompe L'oeil artist William Cochran who also is a instructor at the school. It was so amazing to see the work and actually the talent so incredible it was hard to distinguish that these were actually murals.

I was reminded of my trip by Jen over at Sanctuary Arts at Home, she wrote about the bridge a couple of days ago and I promised her I would post some photos of my trip. Thanks for the reminder Jen.

I think the pictures will speak for themselves *click on picture to enlarge*

















































































































30 comments:

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Absolutely amazing! I'm in sheer awe! WOW!!!!!! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Esther Sunday said...

Holy smokes!

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

WOAH!!! I am stunned, speechless... amazed!!!

Hugs

JO

Meggie said...

I've never seen anything like it!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! That is wonderful! I am totally in awe of that kind of talent. Thanks for posting it!
Penny

Alison Gibbs said...

Fabulous photos. Thanks for sharing them.
Alison

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Michelle, we are absolutley lost for words, had to do a double take on these stunning works of art! Still can't get over how fabulous they are! Thanks so much for sharing these with us! WOW! Have a wonderful week :) Jenn and Jacqui

Nunnie's Attic said...

Holy Cow! That's amazing!!

Just a reminder if you haven't already, I'm having a giveaway and I wanted to make sure you popped over to enter. I have quite a few responses and I'm not sure if you left one or not.

Love,
Julie

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Yes, very lovely indeed. Fantastic.
Alexandra

jeanetta said...

wow thats all so amazing.

Simply Me Art said...

Great Blog, I am so Happy I found it. I Cant wait to come Back.. Jamie

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh, my goodness! What amazing talent. Thanks for sharing your extaordinary pictures:)

Rhonda

NAME: CIELO said...

Beautiful pics.... thanks for sharing them...

Cielo

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Wow wow wow! Just amazing :)

Hugs,
Dena

Mary said...

What an amazing talent - this beats any trompe l'oeil I've ever seen!
I'm just now catching up with everyone since returning from England - glad you like your new job - hope your decorating projects go well. I must get started on one too - redo of the guest room I think.

the feathered nest said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! To have talent like that! This is just awesome!

Manuela

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh my gosh - that's soooo cool!! I can't wait to show my husband. I've never seen anything like it (not that good anyways). Wow! Blessings... Polly

Kari & Kijsa said...

WOW! We think that is one of the best faux finish walls we have ever seen. What an artist! How awesome to have been to a class he taught!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Unbelievable pictures-wow!!!!! You would think they were real-so impressive!! And thanks for your kind comments-they helped me through a rough week!!xx

Shelly @ thePINKbarn said...

OMGoodness!!! Love those pics! I would love to see the paintings in person!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

wow!! how very cool!!!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

UNREAL!!

Back Through Time said...

That is a place I would love to visit. It is amazing! and I am sure even better in person

Artsy said...

How neat! I'm in awe!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Michelle,
Come visit me....you have won a special award!
Penny

Flea Market Queen said...

Absolutely stunning...
Priscilla

Cre8Tiva said...

michelle...this is great fun...i love william...he is such a gracious person...what did you learn...please stop by my blog for another giveaway today...blessings, rebecca

FarmHouse Style said...

Hey, Michelle! Just stopping by to say "Hello."

Rhonda

Joy said...

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for the visit!

I am in love with these works of art - a trick of the eye for sure!

Gorgeous!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

OOOOOH!!!!!!!!!!