Burn Wood, Baby, Burn. The Incredible Pyrographic Art of Julie Bender.

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When I first came across these, I found it so hard to believe they were actually wood burnings. The intricate rendering of texture, the detail and the overall appearance seems as though it’d be virtually impossible to create with a pyrographic tool. Julie Bender has shown me otherwise. (more…)

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

Burlesque and Roller Derby Brooklyn paintings by 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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Yep, These Are Paintings. Trees On A Line by Trey Friedman.

Trey Friedman Trees On A Line

Trey Friedman’s most recent series of paintings, Trees On A Line, was inspired by a particular tree lined road in rural Connecticut which he isolated to 170 trees he routinely returned to render and observe. (more…)

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Margaret Morrison Paintings Of Candy Treats and Childhood Toys

Margaret Morrison Paintings
above: Margaret Morrison’s Fisher Price People, 2010, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

From Wax Lips and Gummy Bears to Pez and Pull-toys, Margaret Morrison paintings capture nostalgia on canvas with her photo realistic oils of candy and toys from our childhood. (more…)

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Hyper Realistic Paintings of Vintage Board Games; Tape, Tears and All.

realistic paintings of vintage board games

At first glance, these look like old board games one might find on ebay, complete with frayed corners and masking tape holding them together. But look a little closer and you’ll see that they are incredibly realistic paintings of vintage board games by Missouri based artist Tim Liddy. (more…)

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