Friday, September 16, 2011

Gorgeous Geodes



Have you seen these beauties floating around the web lately? THEY'RE OIL PAINTINGS. Seriously... can you believe it? Since 2009, artist Carly Waito has been photographing the microscopic details of minerals and turning them into beautiful, intricate oil paintings. 
Seriously, the detail and realism of her work is incredible. When I first saw them, I honestly thought they were photographs. I still can't get over it! I want to hang these on my wall, framed in black, in a series of three: tourmaline, smoky quartz, and barite.
Come on, guys. You know I love me some geodes.

All artwork by Carly Waito via Anthology Magazine.

6 comments:

Natasha said...

I especially like the tourmaline. It's so powerful and complex.

lizzie said...

i cannot BELIEVE those are oil paintings!

Sharon Telschow said...

I don't even believe you. You are lying. Those are fantastic. Sick.

Michelle Schneider said...

amazing! i love the blurred edges...that's what makes it look like a photograph! well, that and the crazy detail.

Kate said...

THESE ARE OIL PAINTINGS?! these are OIL paintings?! Wow. Just wow.

Katherine Ross said...

I KNOW RIGHT?!?!