Hyper-Realistic Liquid Oil Paintings By Sarah Harvey

1

Sarah Harvey‘s paintings tap into a deep connection that we have with water. Through an almost hyper-realist approach she captures the water’s hypnotic fluidity, along with the suggestion of unexplored depths that might lie beneath its surface. This sense of a mysterious element in constant flux is the perfect place for memories and emotions to be let loose, where they can become encrypted in colour and light. Sarah’s paintings are all about this process: about our emotional affinity with the unknown.

2

Sarah appears in most of her paintings. In her recent works, however, she has increasingly focused on the abstracting nature of water, where the figure dissolves and disappears, or blurs into indistinctness. In these paintings figures are only suggestions, and fleeting ones at that; rather than being portraits, they serve more as imaginative prompts to lure any viewer into the pool. They could, in essence, be anyone.

3

The play between definition and ambiguity is carried through on many layers in Sarah’s work, right down to the painted objects themselves. They are faithful renderings of her source materials – arrangements of photographs that capture the water in motion – but there is big difference between the two. While photography may document the liquid, it is only through Sarah’s distinctive handling of paint, light and colour that the paintings gain their lustre and glow. This personal touch is what triggers the sense of escape.

4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

Guy Photoshops Himself Having Fun Adventures With Disney Characters And The Result Is Adorably Funny
The Zelda Project
A Gruesome Living Billboard, Swarmed By The Undead, Popped Up In London
"Our Future Is Now": The Incredible Cyberpunk Illustrations Of Mad Dog Jones
Adorable Mother-Daughter Tattoos That Show Their Unbreakable Bond
Artist Paints Stunningly Realistic Portraits on His Hand and Stamps Them on Paper
Stunning Black and White Celebrity Photographs Taken by Dennis Hopper in the 1960s
What Birds Would Say If They Could Talk
Incredible Street Art Murals By David 'Meggs' Hooke
Prankster Changed The Hollywood Sign To “Hollyweed” To Celebrate The Decriminalization Of Marijuana, Again!
12 Reasons Why I Love Her
Miniature Ink Drawings By Christian Watson
Famous Artists Depicted As Animals In Art History In Series Of Humorous Illustrations
“Irreversible Desire to Live”: The Superb and Breathtaking Sci-Fi Artworks of Fedor Barkhatov
Artist Draws Extremely Realistic Drawings Using Only A Pencil
Artist Challenges Herself To A 100-Day Cat Meme Drawing Challenge
The Wonderful World Of Fantasy And Feeling Of The Artist Marcel Van Luit
Stunning 3D Art Piece in Medellin
This Artist Draws Pictures to Show That Everything Has a Flip Side
Funny Pregnancy Sayings That Will Resonate With All Women (And Men)
Two Chinese Artists Created This Terrifying Hyper-realistic Sculpture Of The Falling Angel
This Artist Re-Imagines Traditional Tattoos As Incredible 3D Illustrations
"The Florist & Garden Miscellany": Unique Collage Works That Include Botanics And Themes Of Mortality
Scary Client Feedback Designed As Classic Horror Movie Posters
Flying Citroën Cars By Jacob Munkhammar
The Tree Of Languages Illustrated In A Big, Beautiful Infographic
Cancer Patient Snaps Funny Photos With IV Pole To Bring Cheer To Others During Chemotherapy
Artist Imagines What Russian Skies Would Look If They Were In 8-Bit
Once Upon A Canvas: Exploring Fairy Tale Masterpieces By Ivan Bilibin
Children Were Given A Task To Create Original Heroes And Pros Had To Illustrate Them, Here’s The End Result