Love/Hate : Photo-Realistic Paintings

This week's Love/Hate is about photo-realistic paintings.

Photo-realistic paintings are something that I have been trying to get my head around for a while now, but there's nothing for it, I just don't like them very much.

Now don't get me wrong, the talent of these artists is absolutely phenomenal, I mean, if I had even an eighth of their talent then I would never stop painting. But still, I can't help but feel as though it's a little bit of a wasted talent.

I don't know, I guess I just like my photos to be photos and my paintings to be something more. Either way here are some amazing examples of photo-realistic paintings that are sure to take you breath away. And I promise you, they are ALL paintings.

Mike Bayne

Jonathan Wateridge
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 JKB Fletcher
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Lee Price

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  1. You are right Anneke, what is the point of doing so much work when you can take a picture. For me art is beyond what you can see :-)

  2. - Great talent? yes.
    - vision of an artist? no
    Great blog, thanks.

  3. @Dina
    Exactly, there is no denying their talent but maybe they could go a little deeper with the idea, a touch more surreal, maybe?


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