Ralph Goings
May 9, 1928 – September 4, 2016

Everything I paint is something I want to see painted — ordinary, everyday things and places. I guess I have a rather romantic fascination with diners and cafes and the people who eat and work in them… the truck series came first … as seen near fast food eateries; then viewed through windows of cafes, inside looking out. Once inside, my attention switched to the eatery interiors and the people inside; then finally, I began to concentrate on the countertop arrangements of condiments and food. My fascination with the condiment containers lies in the way light plays on them.

Why photorealism?

If the painting and the photograph were placed side by side one can readily see (I would hope) that, though they both depict the same slice of reality, they are not the same. I guess I might compare it, in my case, to the difference between a musical manuscript (a work of art) and the performance (also a work of art). Perhaps what I’m doing is making one work of art in order to make another. Sounds pretty lofty and highfalutin doesn’t it?

Really Real Photorealism

I spent more time on his hat than his face tbh and didn’t put a lot of effort in his clothes but here is the thing

I need them to post more selfies so I can draw more 😬😬😬

I did this painting a few years ago at school, in fact its the first oilpainting I ever did. With this painting I won a competition in our country, and got the possibility to expose a few of my paintings in an art gallery this year.                                                                                                                       The reference photo I found it on we<3it. Oil on canvas; 70x50cm.


Google Earth’s Incredible 3D Imagery, Explained

Latest episode of Nat & Friends gives insight into making the contemporary Google Earth and its highly impressive capture of terrain (and arguably the highest profile example of computational photography):

Google Earth is the most photorealistic, digital version of our planet. But how?! Where do the images come from?  How are they they put together? And how often are they updated? In this video, learn about the pixels, planes, and people that create Google Earth’s 3D imagery. 


A blue and gold macaw for your viewing pleasure :) I’ve been working like crazy on commissions since the beginning of the year (thank you!!) but it’s looking like I will soon have some time for some personal work ☺️ or at the very least, work I can share.

I have some openings for commissions in May, send me a direct message if you’re interested.

‘The Shadow (Pink freud and the Pleasant Horizon)’ by Andre Von Morisse

Defined by a unique creative process, the hyper-real compositions of Andre Von Morisse reinvent traditional boundaries between painting and photography. Often using paintings as the starting point for an elaborate photographic process, Von Morisse is influenced by everything from Manet and pop culture to retro futurism and sci-fi landscapes. This surreal image is from a series entitled Pink Freud and the Pleasant Horizon, which consists of six photographs of paintings the artist first executed in black and white.