Okay, so we got some LEGO minifigs doing their thing on top of a table. We all love LEGO minifigs, (especially castle minifigs), but what is the big deal here? This is just a seemingly ordinary scene on top of any LEGO-fan’s desk or table. But look at the image again:
Do you see anything unusual? (You can click on the picture for a larger view.) If you see it, congratulations! If not, let me help you a bit; this is NOT a photograph of some LEGO minifigs. This is an actual painting!
That’s right; this is an oil-painting from professional artist, Mark Kelso! Mark is a very accomplished and world-renown nature/wildlife artist, but he also happens to be a huge fan of LEGO. 😉
So when a gallery asked him to try a subject other than wildlife in a photorealistic style of painting, he turned to his favorite hobby for inspiration. So I guess you could say; Mark Kelso is a LEGO artist. And an amazing LEGO artist to be accurate! What a great combination!
Mark named this painting “In Days of Old”. The painting is 8×16 inches, oil on panel. I suggest you spend some time to feast your eyes on the details! 🙂
(Just look at that chrome-silver great-sword! And the shield?! Just like the real thing! Or how about the incredible details on the female minifig’s dress? And the reflection mirroring the minifigs back from the shiny finish of the table? Pretty incredible, isn’t it? I also like how Mark gave all the minifigs the classic smiley-face – a sweet touch!)
Okay, so how about this one? Another LEGO art piece by Mark Kelso:
This painting is called “The Space Invaders” (click on the picture for a larger view), also oil on panel. Cute, huh?
If you would like to learn more about Mark Kelso’s artwork, you can check out his website: Amhaika Studio – The Art of Mark Kelso
If you would like to see more of Mark’s LEGO creations, visit him at MOCpages: Amhaika Visions. It is worth checking out his humongous LEGO space-ships! (And no, that is not a painting of a LEGO space-ship behind Mark. That one is made of real LEGO!) 😛
So what was your experience? Did the pictures deceive you? 8)