Faux Effects

Faux effects is a term that covers a huge range of effects. The expression is French for false, which means that one creates the effect of something from a combination of painting techniques. It is an area requiring much skill at copying from real life, an extensive knowledge of paint qualities and colour, considerable practice and dexterity.

Some of these effects include stucco, leather, verdigris, marble, terracota, aging, stone block effects, tromp l’oeil, tortoiseshell, aging plaster, lapis lazuli… the list is endless.