Oliver Comerford’s Large scale landscape paintings look impressively photo real from a distance but his painstakingly strict process of painting is more raw and basic than that. Oliver uses only very few colours in his paintings, in some cases only 3. His process of painting is based more around removing paint than applying. Paint is scraped, rubbed, scratched and sanded off to give an incredible variety of tone and colour from such a limited palette. All Oliver Comerford’s paintings are based on photographs he takes on his travels. Patrick T Murphy of the RHA described Comerford’s romantic realism as a ‘blue note of melancholy’ deriving from ‘the truck stops, bends, and airports of our itinerant lives’.
I’ve been told my a mate of mine to do more architecture post so this ones for you mike and you never know I might be do a few more. This is a pretty amazing project, a Green house by Swiss Architects Buehrer Wuest Architekten. The Greenhouse’s main structure consists of 4 steel columns / trees designed to maximize the glazed surfaces and minimize the foot print on the site, influenced by structural patterns found in nature. Loads more interesting projects on their pretty out there site below.
Sugary paintings from New York based Artist and gastronomy enthusiast Will Cotton. Will works from reference photographs of the detailed models of these impossible landscapes he makes in his studio. In some cases he uses baked sponge and fog machines. You can watch a really insightful lecture from Will Cotton at the American Federation of Arts here where he discusses his work from early influence of the Candyland board-game which spurred him on to paint his first series of sweet landscapes to his more recent culinary projects and the Art Direction of music videos for Katy Perry.