The Doge’s Palace and the Grand Canal, Venice by Samuel Prout (1783-1852) Try not to get pigeon-holed into being inspired by only contemporary artists. It is often of much value…
I chose the above painting to feature here on the gallery because it showcases many of those subtle details.
Jeff Smith is a retired art teacher. His grasp of his craft is noticeable immediately when you look at any one of his paintings.
This amazing piece by Tyl Destoop feels more like a photograph than a painting. It feels like he captured a moment in time.
Stella Blu is an amazing watercolorist. These portraits embody pretty much everything I love about watercolor painting.
I chose this piece of Jonah Hill from his Facebook page because I liked how tight the facial features were positioned while the overall size of the head, forehead, hair give the piece a funny look — just like Jonah.
I chose this piece because of how striking that window in the background is. A great way to show off that window and yet have so much else going on in the piece.
Josserand’s illustrative style is whimsical and infectious.
Looking through his archives you’ll see very vivid colors, harsh lighting — a style he describes as “phantasmagoric” — that this piece does not represent.
This one, from a trip he took to Japan in 2005, is a good example of his attention to detail, his ability to capture the perspective of an area, and his use of light/dark.
Chao’s style is incredibly realistic. His portraits look almost like photographs with a Photoshop glamour blur turned onto the edges.
The expression on this “unhappy kid” is so well done.
I’m a sucker for marinas, inlets, bays.
Burra was best known for his work depicting the underworld or Harlem in the 1930s.
Great pieces from Güler.
I’ve only recently discovered Hockney, though he’s considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, and I’m really enjoying his work.
The above piece must have been fun to work on. Reflections are always difficult to master… but reflections around a sphere must be doubly so.
I chose the above piece because I love trolly cars, I love the detail of the street lamp, and I think the front of the trolly says Jameson, which is one of my favorite whiskies.
If you look through his website you’ll find realistic oils of still-life, beautiful abstract art, nudes, and finally this flamenco series.
I chose this piece because it seems inspired both of Dalí and Warhol yet is still all Angeles.
I chose the piece above because of the hard shadows that slice across the fruit. Shadows in watercolor generally get blurred or washed out but not in Krupinski’s work.
It is as if he uses shadows to construct the entire piece and he’s left with a proper representation of where the light is. Reverse photography.
She accomplishes her style using a gravity pour technique and then erasing away the pieces she wants to brighten up.
Her large canvases remind me of Monet’s Water Lilies series. I’d love to see one of these in person.