Realistic Figurative Paintings by Casey Baugh

By on May 15, 2012, in Paintings

Screen shot 2011 01 11 at 7.47.26 PM Realistic Figurative Paintings by Casey Baugh

Casey Baugh is is one of those rare painters who can capture the realism of his subject without making it seem like he was trying to hard to replicate a photograph. One of his more recent work features a series of realistically rendered paintings of women. In this day and age where digital manipulation is norm, Casey’s work stands out as a fantastic throwback to a bygone era of oil and canvas. His background in web design may have inspired him to create these breathtaking portraits. He is a finalist in the many competitions he joined in America and currently teaches his unique painting techniques to students.

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Seductive Photorealistic Paintings by Kim Sung Jin

By on May 11, 2012, in Paintings

 Seductive Photorealistic Paintings by Kim Sung Jin

A glance at the rest of his work and you’ll be sure of several things: 1) Kim Sung Jin is one of the best photorealistic painters out there and 2) He’s a bit obsessed with painting lips. Kim Sung Jin graduated from the Hongik University for Fine Art in 2003. This Korean artist works primarily with oils on canvas and his sensually stimulating subject sets him apart from the rest. Painting is easy, even elephants can do it. Painting something so well that it can routinely be mistaken as a photograph is painting on another level. Kim is one of the rare breed of painters that can capture the realism of an image and translate it into an oil and canvas creation without losing an ounce of the sensuality.

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Making a Statement with Mixed Media – Matthew Small’s Street Art

By on May 9, 2012, in Paintings

Matthew Small8 Making a Statement with Mixed Media – Matthew Small’s Street Art

Matthew Small is a London-based street artist who works mainly with mixed media on found metal. “Found” metal is simply recycled metal and mixed media could be anything from traditional oil paint to human hair to rubbish. Street art may be defined as art on the street that’s not graffiti. In this respect, Matthew work certainly qualifies. When asked of his opinion on street art, Matthew replies: “I think it’s always going to be out there. It’s always going to come and go. It began at the grass roots level and it’s a pity that some of the people it was intended for no longer have access to it. Very rarely does an art scene live forever but I think street art is always going to be around in some form.”

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I Dare the Sky and Brighter Doom – Pensive Animal Art by Scott Belcastro

By on April 30, 2012, in Paintings

Scott Belcastro7 I Dare the Sky and Brighter Doom – Pensive Animal Art by Scott Belcastro

Scott Belcastro is a Los Angeles based painter who grew up in upstate New York. Perhaps because of this, most of his acrylic paintings have nature inspired themes. The subjects of his work (mostly animals) express a certain feeling of loneliness and hope. They are set against a dramatic backdrop of oppressing skies. His most recent series “Brighter Doom“, explores “the vivacity and chaos pulsating through all entities” as one gallery put it. According to Scott, “I wanted to capture an imaginary essence or spirit that moves with things, whether it be a gun, an animal, or a building. The depiction of guns and animals together have nothing to do with any sort of violence or harm. Brighter Doom delves into my internal reactions to beauty and what it would look like as energy….motion ….and a bit of chaos.”

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Female Digital Paintings by Marta Nael

By on April 28, 2012, in Paintings

 Female Digital Paintings by Marta Nael

Illustrator and matte painter Marta Nael creates fictional characters with a surreal touch and painting feel, complemented with the expression perfect for a template of an art exhibit of a fantasy game or movie. The women in her artworks show her passion in matte painting and concept art, beautiful and captivating as it is.
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5 California Surf Paintings by Kathleen M Robison

By on April 27, 2012, in Paintings
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Surfer 6x8" - A surfer feels out the froth of the wave in San Clemente, CA.

Impressionist painters are constantly drawn to the mystical beauty of the sea. Something about the earth meeting the water creates ideal subject matter for paintings, and this is ever so apparent in the Southern California coast. Kathleen M Robison is a Southern California plein air painter that paints the ocean and the sea. She realized a gap between the amount of surfers and the lack of paintings of surfers in the impressionist style. When the young groms grow up and start earning a higher income, their tastes tend to mature from burritos and skateboards to craft beer and original oil paintings. Or so it seems.

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Drab to Fab Thanks to M-City

By on April 19, 2012, in Paintings

lastplak zbiok mcity rotterdam Drab to Fab Thanks to M City

M-City is a project by Polish freelance graphic artist Mariusz Waras. The murals are placed in strategic urban areas all over the globe. Warsaw, Gdańsk, Berlin, Paris, Budapest, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bolzano, London, Prague and the U.S. are just some of the places that are home to m-city’s work. Some of his more challenging murals are drawn free-hand while others can be considered stencil-art.
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Peaceful Paintings by Martin Beaupré

By on April 14, 2012, in Paintings

tocreateabeautifulworld Peaceful Paintings by Martin Beaupré

Martin Beaupré is a Canadian artist who loves working with several media to give his work a restful, almost Zen-like aura. He uses oil paint, modeling paste, sand, Swarovski crystal, and ink to achieve unique textures. Martin looks for inspiration in his travels to Asia, particularly Thailand and Japan. In his work, there is a reason behind every detail and nothing is left to chance. He strives to create the maximum effect with the minimum means where the void is to be embellished, but never filled. His work is filled with mountains, flowering cherry trees, geisha’s, and monks.

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Wildlife on Wood by Julie Bender

By on April 8, 2012, in Paintings

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Pyrography is the art of burning or scorching designs on a natural surface such as wood or leather. It is an old art form practiced since the dawn of man by our ancestors who were fascinated by the power of fire. With the advent of modern technology came better tools and more refined techniques. Julie Bender is one of the foremost artists who practice this ancient art. Her works are so finely detailed that you’ll have trouble believing that the animal won’t simply leap of the panel and come right at you. Her subjects are mostly dogs, horses, and birds. She also has an entire series devoted to wildlife.
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Hyperrealistic Portraits by Bryan Drury

By on April 2, 2012, in Paintings

Bryan Drury31 Hyperrealistic Portraits by Bryan Drury

There is an unspoken rule in making portraits: Flatter your subject. This means that the artist has to present the subject in the best light possible, even going as far as editing out wrinkles, unwanted blemishes and evening out lopsided features. Well, rules are made to be broken and one outstanding young artist broke this unspoken rule in the most outstanding way. Bryan Drury’s six-portrait series are painted with photographic accuracy. He painted the portraits of six influential people with a no holds barred attitude and a painstaking attention to detail. Up close, you can clearly see each individual wrinkle, skin pore, and stubble.
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