For more photo-style realism, here is a snowy plover:
I can get a lot of color out of some keyed-down semi-primaries, eh? I kept the background highly impressionistic just to make SURE the viewer understands that they are looking at a painting not a photograph. Several people were sure that these were photographs anyway, much to my disappointment. This is why I made a decision a few years ago to avoid publishing any of my paintings that may have strayed too far into photo-realism or hyper-realism.
I don’t want to feed the art trolls. And look at what you get when you glorify hyper-realism: You get ink jet reproductions of photographs passed off as paintings.Tags: Acrylic, Birds, Painting, Realism