Oil Painting

September 9, 2022

Second Set of Official Obama Portraits Are Unveiled After 4-Year Delay

Five years after they left office, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama returned to the White House for a special unveiling of their new official portraits. Their first pair of portraits—created by artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley—were revealed in 2018 and will eventually join the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. after completing their tour.

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August 18, 2022

Stunning Oil Painting of the Sea Inside a Real Porthole Offers an Infinite Oceanview

When you're on a ship, a porthole will show you spectacular views of life at sea. So, it's only fitting that a painting of the stormy ocean is framed inside one of these nautical items. North Carolina-based artist Adam Stevens mounted his oil seascape inside a genuine porthole, adding to the maritime aesthetic of the piece. As a self-taught artist, Stevens learned how to paint through YouTube videos, including tutorials by Bob Ross.

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July 17, 2022

Dramatic Painting Illustrates a Tense Showdown Between a Killer Whale and a Seal

In his canvas Faith and Fate, painter Dimitri Sirenko asks viewers to interpret a powerful scene from nature. The oil painting shows a seal sitting on the shore, looking directly into the eyes of a killer whale who is seemingly about to be beached. But in reality, this orca is on the hunt and the innocent seal is directly in harm's way. How the scene ends is for us to decide.

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July 3, 2022

Cinematic Paintings Capture the Tranquil Beauty of a Romanticized American Southwest

Artist Brett Allen Johnson captures the tranquil beauty of the American Southwest in immersive oil paintings. He carefully renders his memories of pristine desert places that are dominated by vermillion rock formations and blanketed by bright blue skies. Together, they create mesmerizing snapshots of the iconic terrain. Johnson's love of the West began in childhood, with his frequent travels around his home state of Utah and to Sedona, Arizona, where his grandparents resided.

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