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By Nick Baxter I've always been just as in love with photography as I am with painting. Because I paint in a highly realistic style, they're two disciplines that go hand in hand in supporting my overall aesthetic and conceptual goals. Photography is arguably the most convincing lie of the visual arts.
By Nick Baxter Or, The Transmutation of Artistic Critique. While reading Becoming Animal, a beautiful treatise on the sensual interaction between humans and the perceptual world around us written by David Abram, I came across a startling bit of truth that resonated with my visual artist's mindset... 10602
By Nick Baxter This is the start of an occasional ongoing series on this blog where I'll be discussing the process and techniques of sharp-focus realism oil painting. Here's the evolution of the painting I began at my parents' house during a recent visit. The phases of development you see here represent