Hand Painted Fine Art Illustration is making a come-back to the walls of fine homes in Cape Town.
Hand Painted fine art illustrations brings life and dimension to any space, bringing form to a feature wall, adding depth with textured look so the hand painted fine art illustrations tell a story with complexity and meaning.
“A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surfaces. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture.”
Suléne Nortjé is a fine artist who transforms plain spaces and boring feature walls in mansions, stately homes and commercial spaces with a touch of magic and imagination. Suléne collaborates with Architectures, Interior Designers in both the residential and commercial spaces.
As I enter the mansion in the tree lined road in Stellenbosch, it is not the stunning antiques that catch my eye, rather the fine art illustrations that adorns the walls of the drawing room. Immediately I am caught up in the illustrations and the story takes me away…
Suléne Nortjé Freelance Fine Artist and Illustrator.
Suléne Nortjé Freelance Fine Artist and Illustrator: “Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it”
Experienced Self Employed with a demonstrated history of working in the arts and crafts industry. Skilled in Photography, Drawing, CorelDRAW, Visual Arts, and Painting. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Arts – BA focused in Fine/Studio Arts, General from Stellenbosch University.
“Scumble Glaze is an oil based product that adds cracks and distressing moving away from the flat look, creating depth allowing the illustrations to have 3-dimensional depth. Oil-based Glaze allows more freedom to work with while Water-based Glaze is trickier and requires lots more experience to get the same results”
Paints and Materials Used for Hand Painted Fine Art Illustrations.
WATER-BASED ZERO VOC & REDUCED VOC PAINT
All Midas paints at Paintsmiths are rated by our Green Filter to give you a clear indication of the VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and other chemical content. We believe in being transparent and we want to give you healthier, more ethical choices.
Plascon Acrylic Scumble Glaze
Plascon Acrylic Scumble Glaze is a clear, water-based, non-yellowing acrylic medium for paint techniques, e.g. rolling, stippling, marbling, wood graining, etc.
When mixed with emulsion paint it produces translucent colour effects.
Acrylic Scumble Glaze mixed with coloured paint can be sanded to create a matt, chalky surface Acrylic Scumble Glaze can also be applied over pure acrylic or styrenated acrylic emulsion paints, eggshell, melamine and laminates.
Double Velvet and Polvin are available in a range of standard colours including black and white, or they may be tinted to match the Inspired Colour range.
The completed work may be sealed with Water-based Glazecoat Clear (REF 1124), Gloss or (REF 1125) Matt for added protection if required.
Environmentally friendly, Worn Leather is a new generation system incorporating Earthcote Wall Wax to create an authentically aged, grainy leather look. The product conforms to GBCSA environmental requirements and EU 2010 targets.
The patina of old leather, with a creased, organic look. A two-coat system: worn leather and earthcote wall wax.
Interiors only, Brush applied, Multi-coat finish lime-based paints & polishing waxes, Not for any wet areas.
Sealing Worn Leather:
Apply 2 coats of Earthcote Wall Wax with a lint free mutton cloth or buffing machine with lambswool pad, working from corner to corner at a spread rate of ± 40m² per 1.7kg tin. The more coats of Earthcote Wall Wax applied, the more lustrous and richer the coating will be. NOTE: Earthcote Wall Wax is purely a decorative finish and offers limited sealing properties. Earthcote Colour Retaining Primer or Earthcote Water-based Twin Pack Acrithane should be used to seal in the more trafficable areas. Please refer to the relevant product data sheets for more detailed information on application
An environmentally friendly, easy to apply, superior quality Matt Acrylic emulsion that dries to an attractive durable finish.
It offers excellent hiding power and scrubability. The product conforms to GBCSA environmental requirements and EU 2010 targets.
Marble and Chalk Paint or Patina:
A soft chalky, matt paint which is used on walls or to create techniques on furniture
It is sealed with one of the three different Paintsmiths Waxes – metallic, umber or clear to create an effect and colour, and improve durability.
Interior surfaces only
Roller and mutton cloth
Not suitable for wet areas eg. Showers
Selected colour range
Note: Warm Leather requires wax as a sealant and to protect the paint.
Limecoat uses a clear sealant.