Trick The Eye

MURALS FANTASTIC

Trick The Eye, 3-D effect, trompe l’oeil, hyper-realistic, faux…all may be terms for a work of art that mimics actual reality in some way. This includes taking into consideration proper light-source and shadow placements, accurate vanishing points and many other factors that make the artwork “Pop” or “appear real”. Below are some examples in my work.

Tropical beach Mural in Arches

Tropical beach Mural in Arches

Three Windows Mural

Three Windows Mural

Oriental Garden Mural

Oriental Garden Mural

La Jolla Bridge Club Mural-Dance Room Rik Erickson San Diego

La Jolla Bridge Club Mural-Dance Room

Paso Robles Murals by mural artist Rik Erickson in San Diego, California

Spanish Mission Hallway mural San Diego Rik Erickson

Spanish Mission Hallway

Spanish Mission Mural San Diego mural artist Rik Erickson

Spanish Mission Mural

Cabo Mural for Mexican restaurant in San Diego Hillcrest

“Cabo Mural”

Sharp Memorial Hospital in the San Diego, California area. It is a Trompe L'oeil (trick the eye) view of the world famous La Jolla Cove viewed through three arched openings covered with red bougainvillea enclosing the view. Next to this is a pot sitting inside a niche with a topiary tree below. To the right is an old,, aged wooden door that leads you into the imaginary scene.

“Bougainvillea Mural”

CLOSE-UPS and DETAILS

Red Crown Hat Window

Red Crown Hat Window

"Balloon Boy" mural

“Balloon Boy” (part of 15 murals)

Mexican Restaurant Murals and Faux Wall Treatments San Diego by artist Rik Erickson

Mexican Restaurant Murals and Faux Wall Treatments

Hibiscus in Niche

Hibiscus in Niche

Harry Potter Library mural

Harry Potter Library

Potted Chives

Potted Chives

Garden Archway

Garden Archway

Olive Haven

Olive Haven

Sicily Mural

Sicily Mural

Lillies in niche

Lillies in niche

Painting Hand MURAL

Painting Hand

Hummingbird close up mural

Hummingbird close up

Chess Piece

Chess Piece

Dog Licking Ice Cream

Dog Licking Ice Cream

Nina Standing

Nina Standing

"Nina" Trick the Eye art

“Nina” Trick the Eye art

Lillies In Niche

Lillies In Niche

3 Windows Hat Shop

3 Windows Hat Shop

Sur Le Tete Hat Shop

Sur Le Tete Hat Shop

Artist Out Of Window

Artist Out Of Window

Crucifix mural

Crucifix mural

Left Angel Close Up

Left Angel Close Up

Painting The Pot Close Up

Painting The Pot Close Up

Venice Scene mural

Venice Scene

Flying Green Bird

Flying Green Bird

Trick The Eye Doorway

Trick The Eye Doorway

Historic Firehouse Mural for Ramona, California titled "Engine #2" by mural artist Rik Erickson in San Diego

Historic Firehouse Mural for Ramona, California titled “Engine #2”

Ax, Nozzle, Extinguisher Close Up

Ax, Nozzle, Extinguisher Close Up

Nina's Mural of La Jolla Cove in San Diego by Mural artist Rik Erickson

Nina’s Mural

Bird and red flowers close up

Bird and red flowers close up

Store Shelves with items found in the 1800's

Store Shelves with items found in the 1800’s

Scrub Jay Oriental Mural in progress

Scrub Jay Oriental Mural in progress

Panting in Details

Panting in Details

Italian Mural

Italian Mural

Lion Fountain

Lion Fountain

Sharp Memorial Hospital in the San Diego, California area. It is a Trompe L'oeil (trick the eye) Trompe L'oeil mural close up of potted plant on wall plus niche

Trompe L’oeil mural close up of potted plant on wall plus niche

Ocean view through arched window with waterfall and banana leaf plants By San Diego artist Rik Erickson

Ocean view through arched window with waterfall and banana leaf plants

Tropical View mural with Toucan and hidden monkey By San Diego artist Rik Erickson

Tropical View mural with Toucan and hidden monkey

Marmarino faux wall treatment with trick the eye window by Rik Erickson in San Diego, California mural sill

Marmarino faux wall treatment with trick the eye window by Rik Erickson in San Diego, California mural sill

Trick The Eye cat on window Rik Erickson in San Diego, California mural sill

Trick The Eye cat on window

Rose Stained Glass Window

Rose Stained Glass Window

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