While clicking around BlogExplosion I came across Emily Zasada, an artist with a real knack for painting photo-realistic works. You can see some pictures of a work in progress in March 2005 (see “Untitled White Wine Painting” days one through eight). There’s more online images of her work in her online gallery at Yessy.com, and she has some of her work up for auction at eBay.com. I’m normally not a big fan of art, but this stuff is pretty incredible: her ability to reproduce glass and liquids accurately really impresses me. It’s stuff like this that makes me wonder how long it’s going to take before automatically generated computer graphics will really be photo-realistic, as much as Emily’s art is.