Janet Shearer

I’ve been a fan ever since I first saw Janet Shearer’s work nearly 17 years ago and have been following her inspirational work. I found a couple of sites a while ago and have also mentioned her work in a previous Christmas post just last year.  Since it’s getting that time of year again, hard to believe, and the dreary winter months are ahead, I think it’s timely to post a few that I think really stand out.

First, Janet Shearer herself in front of one of her creations inspired by a cafe in Venice. She painted this mural in St. Austell with famous figures who had some connection to the town.

Janet Shearer Photos via Mail Online - UK News, seen on Art Is Everywhere

Janet Shearer's Mural Photos via Mail Online - UK News

Janet Shearer Photos via Mail Online - UK News, seen on Art Is Everywhere

Thinking of Christmas….and Italy, where I’d love to be…

Janet Shearer Photos via Mail Online - UK News, seen on Art Is EverywhereJanet Shearer Photos via Mail Online - UK News, seen on Art Is Everywhere

Janet Shearer Photos via Mail Online - UK News, seen on Art Is Everywhere
Thinking it would be nice to be in warmer weather at the beach?  Well, this incredibly realistic scene would do the trick all the time.

It is interesting to note that Janet’s work is painstakingly meticulous and tedious, as would be expected of anything that looks this exceptional. She was a former model, then set designer and now she makes her living painting trompe l’oeil murals for nearly $8,000 for a 8 x 5′ mural — depending on the detail of course. That may be a steal for this talent. I’d get mine on canvas, however, and as seen above in the right mural scene, she does paint on canvas and then installs.

Janet Shearer Photos via Mail Online - UK News, seen on Art Is Everywhere

I was thinking of these beach / bath robes when I painted my silk robe for The Faux House.

Faux_House_Robe_CAS on Art Is Everywhere

And then, I’ve always loved these exterior and interior vignettes. They turn what is  outside  in upon itself. I love that trickery of trompe l’oeil. This second one with the flooring’s style and perspective reminds me of Vermeer.

Trompe l'oeil window by Janet Shearer, seen on Art is Eveywhere Interior Vignette by Janet Shearer, seen on Art is Everywhere

Vermeer's Music Lesson via Vermeer's Cameral, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Vermeer's Music Lesson via Vermeer's Cameral

The search for Vermeer’s painting the Music Lesson, with the floor that I’m remembering (also with reference to the Dining Room in the Faux House) brought me to two interesting sites. The picture link above shows what this room would have looked like based on Vermeer’s camera obscurra that he often used to force perspective and the second site I discovered is Mubi and the post link of Stolen Paintings that were Never Recovered. Unfortunately, Vermeer’s painting The Concert is listed as stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Fortunately, I had at least seen it but once.

Current Events

Due to the results of the current election, I decided to post one more mural and a surprise illustration that I received from one of my readers.

This 10 x 40 foot, trompe l’oeil  architectural mural below, painted by EVOL, appears to be falling down. What a great illusion that I think is representational of the current state of affairs — as grand as the Berlin Wall finally being dismantled — slowly — piece-by-piece-by-piece, but eventually no longer and only a remembered scare. It’s also a memory that no one forgets and I would hope we could all learn from it’s circumstances as not to repeat again. When things fall down, however, the best thing to do is to clean it up.

architectural-art-mural on dornob as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Trompe l'Oeil painted Architectural Art Mural on dornob

architectural-art-murals via dornob as seen on Art Is Everywhere

architectural-art-murals via dornob as seen on Art Is Everywhere
One of my readers contacted me in July after seeing my post on Political Caricatures, where I used a (step-by-step) instructional how to draw Obama illustration by Steve Breen that was featured in my local newspaper. This reader was kind enough to ask me if he could copy the drawing and change a few things. I relayed that it wasn’t my original drawing but I had posted it in my blog with credit to the artist. I suggested he contact the artist, which he did, to get his permission, which he gave and said, go for it!  It’s nice to see such thoughtfulness in this modern day to even think to obtain permission. Here’s Vince’s first version. He was going to change the sign and refine. I’m not sure if he ever did but I mentioned that I would like to use his caricature and that I would contact him when I posted it. Now seems a good time, considering. Don’t be surprised if you see these on t-shirts in the next election campaign. You can say you saw it here first and give the artist his due credit. Vince did a good job!

Obama caricature by Vince, as seen on Art is Everywhere

Obama caricature by Vince

draw-obama-by-steve-breen, seen on Art Is Everywhere

draw-obama-by-steve-breen

Kick-Starting the Weekend, early with Coldplay’s The World Turned Upside Down and right side up…