February 28, 2014

The Mystery of the Ordinary: Paintings by Michael Ward

10:39 pm in art dustin hostetler

mat2_600h

As a kid I was always obsessed with the photo realistic paintings at the Toledo Museum of Art. As an adult, it’s still one of my favorite approaches to painting. Being able to trick the eye with the right colors and reflections is a┬átruly admirable┬áskill for an artist to posses.

Michael Ward, self taught from Southern Cali paints beautiful, stark and realistic paintings from photos he’s taken over the past 30 years. His use of color completely transports me to California.

Take a look at his portfolio here.


No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment