Dennis Donehy paints his landscapes and they're quite realistic (like the work of many landscape artists, you might say) yes, but do most artists paint their landscapes like a camera able to take HDR or High Dynamic Range images and combine them?
“Gradually, I start to build up the paint and introduce a wider range of colors,” Doheny continues. “I play with the warm and cool colors until they look right, and I move to smaller, softer-hair brushes as I focus on smaller shapes and details. If one were to get close to the canvas it would become obvious that I manipulate a lot of different colors to get the details across, but I want all those to blend together the farther one gets from the painting. I’m not an impressionist who leaves obvious, bold strokes of colors, but I do keep modifying and adjusting the colors as I work. [source ARTIST DAILY]
Personally, it's THIS FEATURE of Dennis' work that fascinates me, that he can get that amount of light detail into his art.