Oil Painting

January 1, 2021

Pixelated Paintings Reveal Colorful Cityscapes When Viewed From Afar

British artist Jason Anderson paints pixelated cityscapes by applying geometric swatches of color onto the canvas with a palette knife. These distorted views of urban environments capture the striking shapes of skyscrapers, houses, and bridges in a rainbow of pastel hues. As a result, each canvas vibrates with a rigid yet equally dynamic feel. Anderson developed this unique approach to painting after working as a stained glass apprentice.

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November 8, 2020

Pocket-Sized Mint Tins Open to Reveal Miniature Oil Paintings of Bucolic Landscapes

Impressionist artists like Monet and Renoir are famous for their exquisite plein air paintings which captured the atmosphere of the outdoors at a specific moment in time. Contemporary painters carry on this splendid tradition while finding subtle ways to keep the practice new and exciting. Colorado-based artist Remington Robinson creates miniature masterpieces of scenery in the U.S. and abroad and houses them inside of Altoid tins.

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October 11, 2020

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Depict Women Submerging Themselves in Glistening Waters

Dutch artist Marissa Oosterlee is renowned for her photorealistic painting skills that enable her to render people with immaculate precision. She demonstrates her abilities by placing her subjects in a tricky setting—glistening water. In her series Washing Away My Sorrows, she combines her figurative painting talents with her love of the sea and depicts women half-submerged in clear pools.

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