Glass Bottle

23Dec09

This is my feeble attempt at Photorealism, inspired by the works of Ralph Goings.  I worked in oils with for the first time in a long time, which was nice, but I need to “brush up” my technique.  I used a 2.75″ by 4″ balsa wood board which absorbed the paint nicely. I am still astounded at how Ralph Goings and the rest of the Photorealist movement were able to achieve such seamless colour transitions. I may try this bottle again, but more blown up so I can see more of the detail.

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2 Responses to “Glass Bottle”

  1. 1 talikatzman

    Good job trying to copy his style,I admire any person who tries to capture the realness of things,to reach to the most realistic,never knew it was called Photorealismre 🙂 I am into it too,want to see some of my work?

    • 2 grunskm

      Hi talikatzmn

      Thank-you for your comment. By definition, photorealism is not just trying to be as realistic as possible, but reproducing a photo as accurately as possible. Because of this, photorealist painters often have a surreal feeling in their paintings. Photorealism was fairly popular in the mid to late 20th century, but was criticized because many people thought it lacked meaning and was more like a craft than an art from.
      I took a look at your paintings and they look pretty good, although it would be nice to have better pictures of them. Maybe try getting closer and lighting them from multiple directions.


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