Oil Painting

May 7, 2022

Contemporary ‘Open Impressionism’ Highlights the Expansive Beauty of California Vineyards

The Impressionist movement emerged in the late 1800s as a way of capturing ephemeral moments. Oregon-based artist Erin Hanson has picked up the torch of this influential approach in her invention of Open-Impressionism, a modern version of the style that uses impasto paint strokes without layering. Her newest series applies this unique painting aesthetic to idyllic vineyards nestled in Paso Robles, Napa Valley, and the Willamette Valley.

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April 24, 2022

Thought-Provoking Paintings Pair Real-life Observations With Subtle Humor

Whether it's adding stripes to a tiger or plucking petals from human-sized flowers, Toni Hamel dreams up uncanny scenarios and brings them to life in her realistic paintings. The Canada-based artist combines her observations of the world with her own personal experiences to create understated compositions with a humorous undertone. Hamel approaches each new work with a realistic style that appears to place these whimsical narratives on a stage with a “painted on” backdrop.

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April 10, 2022

Miniature Masterpieces Are Completely Painted and Displayed Inside of Mint Tins

Open one of Remington Robinson‘s Altoids tins and you'll discover a museum meant for a miniature masterpiece. For several years now, the Colorado-based artist has been making tiny paintings of outdoor and indoor settings en plein air and using empty mint tins to both store and display them. Each of the micro wooden panels is velcroed to the lid of the silver container, which Robinson uses to transport his art supplies to each unique destination.

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April 2, 2022

Life-Sized Animal Paintings Look Just Like Emotional Black and White Photos

Devoid of color, black and white images can have a nostalgic, and sometimes serious effect, on their subjects. With this in mind, artist Sarah Still uses a limited grayscale color palette to bring out the majesty of animals in her ongoing series of oil paintings. These massive works of art feature up-close views of different species that are as striking as they are beautiful.

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