This project proved the ole expression is still true- you DO learn something new every day. When this client approached me about painting scenery from his favorite wine-growing region in Hungary, I thought, “Hungary?… Who knew!” But I was definately up for the task.


The wine room was in the basement and the idea was to create a realistic view of the scene- as if one were sitting on a patio gazing out at the vista.


I figured the best way to make the setting believable was to paint a doorway looking out.


Once the scene was underway, the illusion of the door frame was painted to add to the dimensionality.


Lastly, a warm faux texture added the perfect amount of authenticity to the space. The final result was a basement wine cellar that quickly became the most popular room in the house!