Realistic Art & Paintings
Brian T. Keller

Realistic paintings  and Fine Art Prints of:
  Western Landscapes; Midwestern Lake Scenes; Seascapes; & Nocturnal Art;
Artists Painting Workshops.

Realistic Art: Originals & Prints

  Western Landscapes
Seascapes and Beaches
Lakeshore Scenes

  Western Landscapes
  Lakeshore Scenes
  Seascapes and Beaches
   Inexpensive Prints

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About the Artist 

The Egg & I


Perfect Match


Realistic art Prints of Western Landscape Paintingst


realistic art prints of seascapes and beaches

Along the Coast

Artists Painting Workshops

Artists Workshops
in Egg Tempera  

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Workshop Review

Egg Tempera Tutorial: Part One  
Part 2: Making the Paint

The Road Warrior: Stories of an Artist on the Road

 Wolf Creek Pass  
 California Earthquake

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Realistic paintings as my goal

My career as a professional painter of realistic art and naturalistic images has taken me across America, and I have experienced the natural beauty that this land has to offer, from the sweep of Western landscapes to the intimacy of inland lakes and  remote ocean beaches.  My realistic paintings and art are created to a large part from these experiences. Even though the finished paintings are imaginary creations, aspects of each work of my art are inspired by my photographic studies, drawings, and impressions that I have gathered from the places that I have explored.

The intent of each realistic painting is to invite the viewer into my art with the illusion of being there in the picture. To accomplish this, I employ a wide range of realistic painting techniques, including rich details and textures which, combined with  selective use of highlights and shadows, create in each piece the sensation of three dimensional reality necessary to accomplish my goals.

My paintings are meant to be experienced, not just viewed, and I strive to add elements to each one that enhance that experience.  Whether they are naturalistic outdoor scenes or more intimate interior settings, the foregrounds are filled with bits of detail that are created to enrich the illusion that these are real places, and that the viewers are taking part in the painting.

This use of detail in my realistic art is also my best vehicle for capturing light. It is the use of highlights and shadows, captured in the surfaces and textures of each scene, that are intended to make the final piece an invitation for the viewer to experience.


Realistic Art Prints
Seascapes and Beaches

Realistic Paintings and Prints of Seascapes and Beaches
The Collection
Full Sized Print: 12" x 36"
Accent Sized Print: (matted only)13"x 25"

Realistic Art Prints
Western Landscapes

Realistic  Paintings and Prints of Western Landscapes by Brian T. Keller
Hard Winter
Full Sized Print: 12"x 36"
Accent sized Print: (matted only) 13"x25"

Realistic Art Prints
Lakeside Scenes

Realistic paintings and Prints of Midwestern Lakes and Streams by Brian T. Keller
Perfect Match
Full Sized Print: 12" x 36"
Accent Sized Print (matted only) 13" x 25"

Realistic Art Prints
Smaller Accents and Gifts

Realistic painting Prints for Accents and Gifts.
Pelican Flight
Accent Sized Print (matted only) 16" x 19"


Realistic painting technique in egg tempera

Influenced in part by the works of American realist artist Andrew Wyeth, I began using egg tempera paint around 1990.  A hand made mixture of egg yolk, water and powder pigment, this paint is especially suited to my work as it handles better for detail and realistic illusions than any other paint I've worked with.  It is one of the earliest mediums ever developed, and was used exclusively to create the historic frescos of the Renaissance, such as the Sistine Ceiling. It is a light, delicate paint that dries almost immediately so each brush stroke is sharp and clean, and does not blend or smear the other layers of paint.  This property allows me to emphasize fine detail and crisp edges that contribute to my goal of realistic illusions which visually pull the observer into my realistic art.


Artists Workshop in Progress
Abend Gallery


Painting workshops in egg tempera

If you are an artist of even moderate experience, and are interested in learning more about the egg tempera process, I offer workshops that are certain to add to your repertoire of painting skills.  If you have ever been moved by the realistic art of Andrew Wyeth and wanted to learn more about the egg tempera technique, or if you are familiar with the process but have been intimidated by its complexities, then you should consider one of my workshops. 

They are three day events, hosted by the Abend Gallery here in Denver, Colorado, and are designed to either acquaint the novice with the methods of creating and working the paint, or for the more advanced painter, learn more techniques that can enrich your painting experience. Techniques will include glazing, layering, stippling, masking and scraping to control the paint and achieve desired effects.

I will provide most of the materials you will need except brushes, including source photos, and instruction will include one-on-one interaction  as well as lectures and class demonstration.

Simply follow the below link to the workshops page to learn more that I have to offer, and what you will need to attend a three day class.

Brian T. Keller  (303) 321-9242