Artist Gioacchino Passini takes a usual blank canvas and changes it into a larger-than-life garden of roses. The petals appear smooth and flexible, an effect that raised by the flowers’ bright coloring. Passini’s large-scale paintings not only allow audiences a close-up look at the beauty of flowers, but they are also a way for the artist himself to discover the minute details that tower above him as he paints.
Each painting in Passini’s awesome portfolio offers a realistic touch of depth. It may seem that the beads of water are an optional addition, but they add an extraordinary sense of hyperrealism. Up-close, you can see that Passini blends light and shadow into each water droplet to make viewers wonder if the sun’s shining nearby. It feels as though you can reach out and pluck one of the painter’s flowers right out of his workspace.