Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Realistic Oil Paintings by Alyssa Monks

Look at these extraordinarily expressive oil paintings. Sometimes it's very difficult to distinguish them from photos.

Alyssa Monks paints these images, paying meticulous attention to detail. The 31-year-old said,

"I have always wanted to paint for as long as I can remember. I took classes at school and then went to college and University before ending up at the New York Academy of Art".

The New York artist is in demand, currently showing at a prestigious exhibition at the National Academy Museum. Plans are also in the works for an exhibition at the Kunst Museum Ahlen in Germany and a museum show at the Noyes Museum in New Jersey for next summer. I certainly hope that she will expand her exhibition so that I can view more of her work in person.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! Incredible!!

Anonymous said...

not impressed!

what this artist is doing is basically COPYING PHOTOS. this is not artistic or creative. i'd rather have the actual photo than a knock off. also there are other artists who do this photorealistic copying, so she's not very original either.

Anonymous said...

This is great! It takes a lot of skill to be able to do what she can do. I praise her for it and hope that someday I can be as good as she is.

Ken D. Webber said...

I am replying to Anon who said they were not impressed... You are an idiot and probably NOT an artist. The "art" of oil painting is in the PAINTING of it. Every painting has to be planned out. There are rules to follow with oil paintings and if you break the rules, such as painting lean over fat oil content, your painting cracks. Just getting the right color takes immense talent. There is art in composing the piece, finding the right look, sometimes pulling from several photos, finding the right subject matter that says something. Then there are your edges and finding your focus. Anyone who says this is basically copying has not a clue about what goes into an oil painting. I say this from an artist's standpoint myself.

simadsn said...

I agree with your reply Mr Ken, as an artist I know that how difficult it is to bring out the desired result on the canvas. Whether you creat or copy you need that extraordinany skills and talent. Its all about playing with colors and enjoying each and every stroke. I am also too obessed in realistic oil painting and dont finish untill my paintings are a treat to the eyes. Here the Artist had done a great job!!