As I psych myself up to dust off my paint brushes and tackle some still life this weekend I can not help but to think of oil painter Carly Waito. I am however, unsure as to whether her paintings are inspirational or severely intimidating. Do I reach for the stars and set the bar higher than ever or do I lock the brushes up for another rainy day and declare the task defeated?

One thing is for certain, her renderings of semi-precious gems and minerals are unbelievable enticing, detailed and magnificently realistic.

Whilst one would presume it mere impossible to expand on the allure of these natural specimens she has taken oil painting to a whole new level.

http://www.carlywaito.com

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