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Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Artist Samantha Keely Smith paints abstract oceanic landscapes that are at once menancing and serene, a clash of light and color that she refers to as “internal landscapes.” Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith uses an additive and subtractive process by partially destroying her progress several times before completion. This cyclical process, much like the timeless crash of ocean tides against the shore, adds an additional level of texture to her work. She shares in a 2013 interview with NeverLazy Magazine:

My images are not at all real places or even inspired by real places. They are emotional and psychological places. Internal landscapes, if you will. The tidal pull and power of the ocean makes sense to me in terms of expressing these things, and I think that is why some of the work has a feel of water about it. My work speaks of things that are timeless, and I think that for most of us the ocean represents something timeless.

Currently based in New York, Smith generally doesn’t work with galleries but instead interacts directly with collectors. You can see more recent work on Tumblr and Facebook. (via My Modern Met, Incomplete)

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New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio D’Ospina

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Cattedrale di Milano (2014). Oil on canvas, 40 x 40in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Manhattan (2013). Oil on panel, 35 x 48in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Driving on Madison Avenue (2013). Oil on panel, 48 x 24in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Broadway and West 25th (2013). Oil on panel, 24 x 16.5in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Duomo di Milano (2012) Oil on linen, 39 x 56in. / Facade (2012). Oil on panel, 24 x 30in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Bivio (2011). Oil on panel, 40 x 24in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
La Strada (2014). Oil on panel, 48 x 40in.

It’s hard not to get lost in these dramatically blurred architectural renderings and cityscapes of New York and Italy by Italian painter Valerio D’Ospina (previously). The artist transforms the street The Pennsylvania-based artist most recently had a show last year at Mason Murer, and you can now follow him on Facebook and Instagram. (This Isn’t Happiness)

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Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta painting birds

Madrid-based artist Sara Landeta is currently working on a series of birds painted on the backs of unfolded medicine boxes. You can follow her work on the ongoing series on Facebook and on her blog. Landeta is represented by 6mas1. (via Lustik)

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Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Rooftops in the Snow

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Times Square Lights

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
7th Ave. Night

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Hell’s Kitchen

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Manhattan Nights

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The City Tempest

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The Last Light of San Francisco

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The Market Street Steamvent

It’s almost impossible for me to select a favorite piece when looking at paintings by San Francisco painter Jeremy Mann (previously). Each of his works seems so wholly genuine, a mix of mystery and grit that brings a sublime light to iconic cities like New York and San Francisco. Above are a selection of paintings from the last two years or so, and you should also check out his recent Figures series. (via one of my favorite new art Tumblrs, Anita Leocadia)

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Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

While doing undergraduate work at UC Berkeley, artist Erin Hanson took some time off from studying art to obtain a degree in bioengineering. After graduating she moved to the outskirts of Las Vegas where a climb at Red Rock Canyon inspired her artistic career yet again. She decided to commit to creating a new painting each week, a process she continues today, eight years later.

Hanson transforms landscapes into abstract mosaics of color using an impasto paint application, where thick globs of paint create almost sculptural forms on the canvas. She tries to use a few brush strokes as possible, without layering, a process that’s been called “open impressionism.” Hanson is represented by too many galleries to list here, though she does have a number of available paintings listed on her site, as well as prints. (via Praxter)

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Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit

In this fun series of painted objects titled “It’s not what it seems” by artist Hikaru Cho, common foods are transformed with deftly applied acrylic paints to look like other foods. A banana is turned into a near photo-realistic cucumber, a tomato becomes a tangerine, and even an egg is made into a glistening eggplant. These are actually some of Cho’s “tamer” artworks, as she’s used these same skills with a paintbrush to alter human faces and body parts by adding extra eyes, zippers and mouths. (via Visual News)

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New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska (previously) continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic cityscapes from around the world. From London and Paris to Prague and even Disney Land, the Polish artist brings a colorful, dreamlike perspective to everything she paints. Wrońska has been extremely active since we first covered her work here back in 2012, see much more on Behance, and pickup prints and other things on Society6.

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