Mirrors: Hauntingly Surrealistic Oil Paintings by Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

Painting is nothing new for artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan. He began working with watercolors at the age of 4. Considered a child prodigy at the age of 10, the late Armenian art critic and founder of the world’s first child museum, Henrik Igityan, chose over one hundred of Tigran’s childhood paintings to appear in a 1986 traveling solo exhibition. (more…)

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Paintings That Are Truly Gems. Realistic Crystals and Minerals Rendered In Oils.

These amazingly realistic oil paintings on masonite by Carly Waito are really precious. Literally and figuratively. The small scale works range in size from 4.5″ x 6″ to 11″ x 12′ and impressively capture the way crystals and rocks reflect and refract light. Given the healing properties of many stones and minerals, these works have appeal in both their craft and subject matter. I’d like to own several of them and hang them together. As you can see, they sell quickly (almost every single one shown in this post is sold). (more…)

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Burlesque, Brooklyn, Roller Derby and Realism. The Paintings of Curt Hoppe.

Curt Hoppe, Dottie’s Birthday, oil on linen, 64″ x 56″

With a keen eye for composition, a deft hand for realism, and an inherent knack for finding interesting subject matter, painter Curt Hoppe immortalizes his surroundings, people and objects in an impressive and aesthetically captivating style with acrylic and oil paints on canvas and linen. (more…)

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