Tag: oil

Mar 21, 2016

Picture of the Day: Just the Base of an Oil Platform Being Towed Out to Sea

Picture of the Day: Just the Base of an Oil Platform Being Towed Out to Sea

Nicknamed ‘Bullwinkle’, the steel base alone is 1,352 ft tall and is regarded as one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century

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Sep 15, 2015

Troll A – The Tallest Structure Ever Moved by Mankind

Troll A – The Tallest Structure Ever Moved by Mankind

Located about 80 km off the west coast of Norway is ‘Troll A’, a colossal natural gas platform and the tallest structure ever moved by mankind.

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Jun 22, 2015

“Beer Goggles” Oil Painting Series by Christopher Mangan

“Beer Goggles” Oil Painting Series by Christopher Mangan

“Beer Goggles” is a series of oil paintings by Christopher Mangan where the colors and reflection distortions get more and more abstract.

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Jun 2, 2014

This Artist Only Uses Her Fingers to Paint and the Results are Amazing

This Artist Only Uses Her Fingers to Paint and the Results are Amazing

In 2009 while living abroad, artist Iris Scott underwent a stroke of lucky laziness one afternoon when it was too hot outside. Scott opted not to pause on her painting to go clean brushes, deciding to use her fingers instead. It was this serendipitous moment that a new technique was discovered and would change…

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Nov 13, 2013

Portraits of an Aging Superhero

Portraits of an Aging Superhero

Born in Falun and now based in Stockholm, Swedish artist Andreas Englund is best known for his funny and realistic oil paintings of an unknown, ageing superhero. The ongoing series seeks to challenge the stereotype of the superhero. On his Behance project description, Englund states: “I want to make pieces that communicate stories. With…

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Nov 2, 2013

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Looking Through Rainy Windshields

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Looking Through Rainy Windshields

Gregory Thielker is an American artist currently living in Ewing, New Jersey. An accomplished painter, Thielker received his BA in Art History from Williams College, his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Washington University and has exhibited at numerous galleries across the country. In a series entitled Under the Unminding Sky, Thielker uses…

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Jan 31, 2013

Translucent Fruit Paintings by Dennis Wojtkiewicz

Translucent Fruit Paintings by Dennis Wojtkiewicz

In this series we look at the incredible, over-sized oil paintings of fruit by Ohio artist, Dennis Wojtkiewicz [voy-KEV-itch]. While the realism is impressive, it’s Wojtkiewicz’s use of light and translucence that allows each painting to take on a meditative quality. Regarding his work, Wojtkiewicz states: “Each painting is constructed by beginning with a…

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