Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'paintings' (48)

Sweet and Surreal Paintings from Street Art Group Etam Cru

While Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt, who make up the group Etam Cru, are known for their humongous building-sized murals, they also spend a good amount of time in the studio creating surreal paintings on canvas. This past December, Bezt participated in a group show in Miami called "Shoot for the Moon" with pieces that included Hide and Seek, of a curious girl hiding in…


Added by alice on April 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Vibrant Flower Filled Paintings of Fuco Ueda

Starting March 29, visit Thinkspace gallery in Los Angeles to see new and recent paintings by Japanese artist Fuco Ueda. Known for her surreal paintings of girls surrounded by hyper-colored flora and fauna, her works are at once shocking and serene. There's always a deliberate juxtaposition happening in her paintings - sweet yet disturbing, calm yet chaotic. As the…


Added by alice on March 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Beautifully Detailed Photoshop Paintings by James R Eads

I came across the works of artist James R. Eads and was blown away not just by their sheer beauty but by the level of detail in each of them. While, like many artists, his process begins with a sketch, Eads creates these pieces, not with traditional tools like paint and paintbrushes, but with Photoshop. Don't the final illustrations resemble modern-day Impressionist paintings?



Added by alice on December 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Layered Resin Goldfish Paintings by Riusuke Fukahori

Though he had been creating them for years, Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori busted out into the online art scene only last year with his three-dimensional goldfish paintings created by pouring resin. It's interesting to note that once he even began using resin, the artist kept it a secret for eight years until he…


Added by alice on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Speeding Through NYC Oil Paintings by Alexandra Pacula

Artist Alexandra Pacula has just released a new set of work for a solo show at Might Tanaka Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Called "veloCity," the exhibition consists of both paintings and drawings that show love to one of the greatest metropolises in the world. In her oil paintings, New York City is shown whizzing by, a beautiful mixture of blurred lines that represent…


Added by alice on November 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Star Wars Characters Invade Thomas Kinkade Paintings

What do you get when you mix the idyllic pastel paintings by Thomas Kinkade with characters from Star Wars? Something hilariously original! Artist Jeff Bennett recently created an awesome series called War on Kinkade that shows what happens when stormtroopers, AT-ATs, and Imperial Star Destroyers attack the incredibly sweet American scenes Kinkade is famous for, which…


Added by alice on November 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Incredible Oil Paintings of Dark and Foreboding Skies

The fourth edition of Beyond Eden, a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene, is starting tonight in Los Angeles and one of the exciting pieces being shown there will be the one you see above. Thinkspace Gallery will display…


Added by alice on October 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

10 More Fascinating Photos That Look Like Paintings

In just one week, thousands of you shared this post, 10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings. That's why we decided to look back into our archives as well as scour the web, looking for more paintings that look uncannily like photos. Whether these…


Added by alice on September 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these…


Added by alice on September 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Heartbreaking Paintings of Deceased Shelter Dogs

Just like photographer Traer Scott and her heartbreaking portraits of shelter dogs, artist Mark Barone is trying to bring some much needed attention to the neglected animals in shelters. After learning that 5,500 shelter dogs are killed every day in the…


Added by alice on September 1, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Audrey Kawasaki's New Wood Panel Paintings

Thinkspace gallery has just tipped us off to their online preview of Audrey Kawasaki's latest work. These pieces are currently showcased in a mini-solo exhibition at SCOPE Basel Art Fair in Switzerland. From now to June 16, visit the Thinkspace Booth to see Audrey's gorgeous new pieces where she uses oil and graphite to paint on wood panel. Her originals are selling…


Added by alice on June 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mind-blowing Hyperrealistic Paintings of 3D Toys

Canadian Jason de Graaf is one of those artists that creates works that will boggle your mind. At first glance you think you're just looking at fun photos of childhood toys like action figures, comic books and marbles. These are actually acrylic paintings that are so precisely detailed, with life-like colors, perfect shadows and incredible reflections, that one's left scratching…


Added by alice on April 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Oil Paintings of Breaking Waves

What is it that's so mesmerizing about a breaking wave? Is is their power, their energy or the fact that no two will ever be alike? Pusan, Korea-born artist Kim Cogan explores the mystery surrounding waves in his unique set of oil paintings. When he first embarked on this series, back in 2010, he asked himself this question, "How can I capture and convey the hypnotic rhythms of the sea through…


Added by alice on March 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Photorealistic Finger Paintings Full of Raw Emotion

You'll want to remember the name Paolo Troilo. A fast rising star in the art scene, the 40-year-old is known for his incredibly expressive black and white works that have a photorealistic quality about them. Of course, that's not the most interesting part. The highly energetic pieces were not created by charcoal or pastel, they were made by splattering and spreading paint on…


Added by alice on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Surreal Paintings Cloak People in Landscapes

Berlin, Germany-based artist Moki finds inspiration in Japanese artist Hayao Miyazaki's work (Spirited Away) as well as in nature. Her acrylic paintings are filled with images of northern landscapes or as she describes more specifically as "isolated Scandinavian and Icelandic terrain, a subarctic frozen lake continent, untouched caves and moss meadows, and mountains sculpted into…


Added by alice on March 1, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Majestic Waterfall Paintings Evoke Sense of Calm

Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju makes large scale paintings of waterfalls using interesting materials and an age old technique. His method involves creating paints by grinding mineral pigments from natural materials like stone, shell and corals into powder, binding them with animal-hide glue, and then, with extreme delicacy, pouring this paint onto Japanese mulberry paper. This approach…


Added by alice on February 28, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Steven Kozar's Hyperrealistic Watercolor Paintings

Ready to be blown away? After studying at the The American Academy of Art in Chicago from 1985 to 1986, Steven Kozar decided to drop out of art school. He had heard too many stories about commercial artists working for twenty or thirty years and then finally deciding to pursue their life's passion - fine art painting. With the love of the outdoors and exploring the…


Added by alice on January 14, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Photomontages of Trees Appear Like Impressionist Paintings

Pep Ventosa gives our cities' trees the attention they deserve in this beautiful series he calls In the Round - Trees. Though they first appear like impressionist paintings, you'd be surprised to find out that they're actually dozens of photographs of the same tree merged into one. Ventosa circles a tree, shooting it multiple times at all different angles. Though he gives each tree…


Added by alice on August 10, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Powerful Oil Paintings of Animals by Dave White

Last week, artist Dave White opened an exciting exhibition in London called Natural Selection. While we're used to seeing his dripping and splattering watercolor paintings, we hadn't yet explored his stronger, abstract oil painting side.



Added by alice on June 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Photorealistic Paintings: Batman and Robin

Artist Simon Monk just tipped us off to his fresh new paintings. Adding to his already popular series, Secret Identity, Monk paints the dynamic duo Batman and Robin (otherwise known as Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake) as trapped toys. Check out…


Added by alice on June 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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