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The Power of Illusion

by Patrick LaHeyne

Patrick LaHeyne has taught at our studio on a regular basis since 2002. He came to us with a tremendous reputation that has grown to international status over the years.

Patrick is that rare person who can not only work artistic magic but also inspire that hidden talent in others through detailed example and clear instructions. This book is the result of years of study and the education of thousands of students in the arts of decorative painting.

From Back Cover...

This book is a testimony of knowlegde and a guideline to create a realistic piece of marble and wood imitation. The starting point allways is a real piece of marble or wood. The structure, design and colour will be decomposed before determining what the working method is going to be which will eventually lead to a result that is similar to the original.
For many years Patrick took pictures of every step that was needed within the working method to create the imitations. The didactic value is obvious.
The decoration techniques also include gilding, polychrome painting, trompe-l'œil painting and imitation of bronze. They are applied on the most various surfaces, indoors as well as outdoors and will surprise the spectator by the created splendour.
In the world of efficiency and design imitation techniques seem to be an anachronism. The interest, that proves out of the many workshops in his own country, Scandinavia and the United States where Patrick is invited as a teacher, shows the contrary. And the decorative painter knows for sure: Quality is never an accident.

the power of illusion by Patrick LaHeyne





This book will be available from Dundean Studios on April 13, 2011

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Price - $140

Discount price $119.50

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