Hyper-Realistic Oil Paintings by Bryan Drury
Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil – especially in early modern Europe, linseed oil. Painters often use different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium.
Traditional oil painting techniques often begin with the artist sketching the subject onto the canvas with charcoal or thinned paint. A basic rule of oil paint application is ‘fat over lean’. This means that each additional layer of paint should contain more oil than the layer below to allow proper drying. There are many other media that can be used in oil painting, including cold wax, resins, and varnishes.
In this post we showcased Hyper-Realistic Oil Paintings by Bryan Drury who lives and work in New York. He recently created these oil paintings. He carefully selected affluent members of society to sit for him, and rather than acquiescing to expectations of flattery, he exploits the power of oil paint to describe their corporeal flaws as precisely as possible.