Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer has been celebrated for centuries for his amazingly photorealistic works, created way before photography was even invented. But one man, Texas inventor and NewTek founder Tim Jenison spent seven years showing how Vermeer could have used crude camera obscura technology and quite a bit of technical cleverness to create his masterpieces.
Often when you see the giant ads on the side of a building in a place like New York City, it’s just plastered up there. And other times, it’s actually meticulously hand painted. This Dark Knight Rises painting took a crew of four painting five days solid, sunup to sunrise to complete.
There are painters who like painting mountains or forests or deserts, but very few have the fortitude and skill to paint underwater landscapes while being underwater. In the Ukraine however, there’s just such a school if you want to get in on the underwater oil painting trend before it gets too cool.