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Incredibly Realistic Oil Pastel Drawings of Flowers Drenched in Golden Honey

Hyperreal Flower Oil Pastel Drawings Art by Brian Owens

Connecticut-based artist Brian Owens creates large-scale oil pastel drawings of flowers. However, these aren’t your ordinary still-lifes—the series stimulates the viewer’s senses by depicting each hyperreal rose, lily, and peony drenched in golden honey. Each piece looks like a macro photo, featuring incredible detail and texture. Every petal, stem, and leaf glistens under a blanket of sweet nectar, while thick drips cascade from bouquets and single flowers.

Owens’ process begins by arranging his floral compositions in real life and taking hundreds of photos. He tells My Modern Met in an email, “Once I have exhausted the subject (or myself), I sift through my photos until I have found a favorite image. I gather pastels for my palette and cut my template from a roll of 56″ sanded paper. After this stage, creativity takes a back seat, and execution takes the wheel.” Taking weeks—or sometimes even months—to create each soft pastel work, the artist lays down the outline before adding layers of color, texture, light, and shadow. The resulting series showcases Owens’ incredible talent, as well as his impressive patience and attention to detail.

You can see even more from Owens’ portfolio on Instagram.

Connecticut-based artist Brian Owens creates large-scale oil pastel drawings of flowers.

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These aren’t your ordinary still-lifes—the series stimulates the viewer’s senses by depicting each hyperreal rose, lily, and peony drenched in thick, golden honey.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Brian Owens.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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