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art | minerals by Carly Waito

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Amethyst Mountain. Oil on panel, 14" x 11"

Amethyst Mountain. Oil on panel, 14" x 11"

when I worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, I would take any excuse to stroll through the museum's exquisite Hall of Minerals.  to think that such exquisite and shiny masterpieces come straight from the earth is mind-blowing.  imagine my delight, then, when I stumbled across these mesmerizing paintings on the Benah blog.

Carly Waito's paintings are some of the most incredibly stunning, realistic portrayals of anything in the natural world that I've ever seen.  see more of her work here