Stunning Palette Knife Paintings by Kathryn Trotter

What’s with a palette knife that makes a painting look so elegant? A palette knife is a blunt tool used for mixing or applying paint, with a flexible steel blade. The “palette” in the name is a reference to an artist’s palette which is used for mixing oil paint and acrylic paints. Achieving a thick texture that is rich in color, blending, building surface texture, edging, detailing and scraping off layers of paint are the main goals of palette knife painting. Check out these gorgeous paintings [...]

 

Splendid Watercolor Paintings by Grzegorz Wrobel

Grzegorz Wróbel‘s interest in drawing and painting from the early years of childhood but he found fascination in the watercolor technique only in 2002. You’ll find that his paintings mostly features buildings and the urban landscape, that’s because he works in architecture and everything that is connected with it. The artist says, My watercolors are created from a passion to observe the world around us. Each watercolor is just my personal version [...]

 

Beautiful Architectural Artworks by Maja Wrońska

You’ll definitely love this watercolor and illustration series by Polish artist Maja Wrońska. Her subjects are the gorgeous cityscapes and landmarks around the cities of Europe. The silhouettes, shades and shadow techniques in her water color paintings and sketches are simply outstanding.    Check the rest of Maja Wrońska‘s outstanding portfolio on deviantART and Facebook.   [via twistedsifter]

 

Interesting Strokes of Bright Bands of Acrylic

One thing I have realized with this work is that you don’t have to overdo and stress yourself up by brushing those paints away in a creative manner just to come up with great art. Check out these inspiring paintings created by Chicago-based artist Martina Nehrling. Her works are interesting in the sense that she makes them through simple brushstrokes using different bright bands of acrylic. The artist says: My paintings are visual [...]

 

Brilliant Digital Paintings by Tzviatko Kinchev

Check out these amazing digital paintings close to reality by Tzviatko Kinchev. The paintings are inspired by original photographs while the texture and palette used are created using Photoshop. [via inspirationhut]

 

Clever Hand Paintings by Ray Massey

Traditionally, hands are utilized to hold brushes and to use merely the fingers pressed against a canvas in order to come up with great paintings. Then, here comes the nontraditional way of an incredible artist named Ray Massey who literally used hands as the blank canvas and check out just how amazing the results were after the jump! [via koikoikoi]

 

Stunning Finger Paintings by Judith Braun

People can be so ingenious and Judith Braun, a New York-based artist, is definitely one of them. She makes stunning murals as her bare fingers dipped in charcoal dust work freely and creatively across a blank wall. Cost-efficient? Obviously yes… because paintbrush expenses are clearly out of the way. Brilliant? Absolutely yes… because she is not afraid to let her hands take control of whatever she wants to come up with, and [...]

 

An Armless Artist Found His Purpose

Meet Huang Guofu, an armless painter and artist, who never considered his disability as hindrance in fulfilling his dreams. He strived to become somebody with a purpose and taught himself how to paint by foot and mouth. His strong determination led him to where he is now as vice-curator of the Chongqing Talents Museum. He is a living proof that we can do everything as long as we keep on [...]

 

Delightful Water Color Art by ZL Feng

An international award winning artist, ZL Feng started painting at age seven and never stopped. He tried different mediums before choosing his favorite, watercolor. The artist says: “With watercolor you cannot cover your mistakes, so you must know what you are doing.” “Capturing the personality and character is very important, and painting eyes is the most difficult aspect of portraiture.” “I concentrate on serious portraits expressing my subject’s character, their life struggle and their [...]

 

Unique Dust Paintings

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday. These aren’t paintings that gather dust. These are paintings that are from collecting dust. Los Angeles-based artist Allison Cortson might just be the answer to her subject’s cleaning needs as she gets her medium from their homes and uses it aselaborate background for her portraits while the human subject is in oil paint. Talk about months of preparation and vacuum cleaning. Allison explains preserves the dust background, ”I sprinkle the dust on the canvas and manipulate [...]