When viewing a trompe l’oeil mural, it is often difficult to tell what is painted, and what is real. That is one reason why I like to show a comparison of what the wall looked like before painting began, and what it looks like now. Even painting a simple, stylized mural in a play room can change the entire feeling you get when you walk into the room. Here is one example of a residential mural, before painting began and after it was completed. Using perspective and proper shading, I was able to add depth to the area under this counter top.