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    The Art of John Salminen

    John T. Salminen (born January 18, 1945) is an award-winning American watercolor painter who is well known for his realistic urban landscapes. His work was described as compelling street scenes packed with detail” by Watercolor Magic magazine’s senior editor, Loraine Crouch. 

    Salminen was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota. He lives in a self-built log cabin surrounded by 40 acres (160,000 m2) of pine forest in Duluth, Minnesota. For nearly 34 years, Salminen was a high school art teacher. Although he started college as a music major, Salminen became enchanted by the art studio during his high school years. He painted while teaching high school students.

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    • My Bloody Valentine (2009): Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he’s innocent.
    • Thirst (2009): Sang-hyun is a respected priest and volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, he is torn between faith and bloodlust, and has a newfound desire for the wife of his childhood friend.
    • The Fly (1986): When scientist Seth Brundle completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. A housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly’s cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, his girlfriend is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.
    • Only Lovers Left Alive (2013):Artistic, sophisticated and centuries old, two vampire lovers ponder their ultimate place in modern society.
    • Life After Beth (2014):A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.
    • The Loved Ones (2009):When Brent turns down his classmate Lola’s invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.
    • Love Object (2003): The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with “Nikki”, an anatomically accurate sex doll he orders over the Internet.
    • The Signal (2007):A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
    • Let the Right One In (2008):When Oskar, a sensitive, bullied 12-year-old boy living with his mother in suburban Sweden, meets his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody Eli, they strike up a friendship. Initially reserved with each other, Oskar and Eli slowly form a close bond, but it soon becomes apparent that she is no ordinary young girl. 
    • Shaun of the Dead (2004): Shaun tries to repair the relationship with his long term girlfriend during the midst of a zombie outbreak. The film is funny, touching and scary all within a few scenes.

    Here are some other movie compilations I have on my blog

  • Psychological Thriller Movie Masterpost
  • Foreign Horror Films Masterpost
  • Creepy Short Film Masterpost
  • Top 10 Christmas Movies
  • glrlband

    guys be like “makeup is why you take a bitch swimming on the first date!!!” but sweetie I got that urban decay setting spray ayeeee

    sarahasnoh

    Hourglass mineral veil primer makes any makeup you put on top of it waterproof 💁

    jeankd

    WHAT!?!?!? No one told me these things. I been sweating and reapplying make-up in the summers and you folks knew this shit the whole time… THE WHOLE GOTDAMN TIME!?!?

    loveandddrevenge

    So does benefit and stila. And putting translucent powder over your lipstick makes it waterproof and matte. You really shouldn’t need to do much touching up on anything ever.

    queenn-i-c

    reblog to help lives

    Before the computing era, ILM was the master of oil matte painting, making audiences believe that some of the sets in the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogy were real when they weren’t. They were the work of geniuses like Chris Evans, Michael Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw and Ralph McQuarrie ! Forever thank you, to their handmade art and the work of their colleagues, that made us dream of impossible worlds and fantastic places across Earth and the Universe.

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    There are more background paintings on this article, featuring comments by the masters/artists themselves ! 

    Some of the following pieces were made by other artists 2:

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    Made new posters for the Harry Potter series, with a little twist ;) In case you scrolled too fast and missed the instructions, you have to drag or click each poster!

    I decided to have a bit more fun and tried to reimagine the book covers with the same trick. With research, I found out that there is a thing called “photochromic” ink that can change or reveal colors if exposed to UV or sunlight. The colors will revert back to original once the light source is removed. 

    Applying the same concept to the book covers, I thought maybe if the white parts can be printed with light reactive inks, so once you go outside and expose the books to the sun, the hidden messages will be revealed. And when you go back inside, the secret images will immediately change back to white and become invisible again. 

    I published the whole project with detailed descriptions over here. Then if you want the individual rebloggable posts, I compiled them here.

    :D