Painter Dennis Wojtkiewicz (pronounced voit-kev-itch) is the artist behind these stunningly realistic oil paintings of fruits. Dennis is a professor at the Bowling Green State University where he has taught painting and drawing in the School of Art since 1988.
Whats striking about Denni’s paintings aren’t the realism, but his ability to play with opaqueness and translucency within each layer of fake fruit skin.
Dennis says “Each painting is constructed by beginning with a monochrome underpainting in the complement of the featured subject. Subsequent layers of semi-opaque through to transparent colors follow with up to ten passes before the end result is achieved. The process is in essence a modified version of techniques used by Northern European Masters, Vermeer being of the greatest in influence.” (via But Does It Float)