Found this artist a few years ago and have been following his blog since.
Jarek Kubiki is an Polish artist, web designer and amazing photographer. His art work consists of lots of carefully manipulated hand produced textures with stunning photography.
I think I need to loosen up, get some bigger brushes and try to be a bit more immediate with my painting. Unfortunately at the moment the paintings are getting more detailed!
Here are a few more examples of his work: