Oil Painting

March 11, 2022

Giant Brushstrokes Sweeps Across Canvases Revealing Exquisite Landscapes

The art of Munich-based painter David Ambarzumjan contains two pictures on one canvas. His ongoing series called Brushstrokes in Time juxtaposes present-day scenes of life on Earth with a view of the planet from a vastly different time period. Now, the artist adds to this creative experiment in the Miniature Collection, which places exquisite landscapes in an outer space setting. Ambarzumjan utilizes the power of a single broad brushstroke to convey the surreal image.

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March 4, 2022

Planes of Color Look Like They’re Protruding From the Canvas

Netherlands-based artist Daniel Mullen merges color with geometry in his exquisite abstract paintings. Massive planes of color appear to rush forward from deep within the canvas, fanning into designs that lead the viewer's eyes across the beige-toned canvas. The layers, although delicate on their own, add together to create visual depth. Originally from Scotland, Mullen received his BFA from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, a school associated with the Bauhaus movement.

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February 20, 2022

Luscious Oil Paintings Bloom Flowers That Look Real Enough To Touch

Flowers and art have had a long and storied relationship. From Monet's Water Lillies to Van Gogh's series of Sunflower paintings, artists have spent countless hours immortalizing the beauty of blooms. Buenos Aires-based artist Maria Marta Morelli continues the tradition of flower art with her series of large-scale paintings of peonies and roses.

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December 24, 2021

Painter Uses “Tunnel Vision” To Capture the Endless Beauty of Plant Life

Nature is full of dazzling plant life that often goes underappreciated. Painter Kateryna Mazhuha, however, employs a spectacular effect to bring out the best in each of her organic subjects. The Illinois-based artist captures pine cones, flower bouquets, and other plant life in oil paintings that appear as though they are being viewed in tunnel vision. In this unique approach, Mazhuha orients her subject in the middle of the canvas.

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