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Italy painted, Original Seascape Oil painting
Painting: Oil on Canvas.
Materials: Stretched canvas, oil paints, palette knife
Height: 16 Inches (40 Centimeters);
Width: 20 Inches (50 Centimeters)
Depth: 0.6 Inches (1.5 Centimeters)
My painting oil on canvas, using mainly palette knife, with thick application, bold strokes, painterly detail and rich colors
Colorful painting would be a great addition to your palette knife art collection. The texture and strokes can be seen in the close-up photos.
Croatia, the Adriatic, Mljet Island-names from the magical fantasy world. Even the Mediterranean sea in its consonance reminds us of Tolkien's middle-earth. And corresponding to these names, the incredible beauty of the landscape of the island of Mljet-capes, surrounded by greenery, ornate trails, fishing villages, and of course the sea-inspired me to write the picture “Serenity”.
Viridian highlights of the sea and malachite shades of greenery encircle the sandy country road that divides the picture into two parts. In the foreground, the surface of the water is very slightly disturbed by ripples that come from a large Drake but already tend to its original state. A little further away, empty fishing boats are shown moored to the pier. They proudly show off their elegant lines and their white hulls, which are brightly reflected in the dark water.
There are no more people or animals in the whole area, and you get the feeling that if you bring the picture to life and get on the other side of the landscape, you are immersed in the silence of an afternoon half-NAP (Siesta). Just a soft splash of water and a light wind, and nothing else. The wind is warm and gentle, gently swaying the mooring cables, the boats themselves, the Laundry hanging along the roadway, and playing with the leaves. The houses are snugly wrapped in greenery and seem to be also dozing with their owners, waiting for the evening coolness. The selected colors of the palette, the viscosity of the oil, and the lightness of the palette knife strokes-all here also convey this unhurried and serene joy.
At the very top of the image is a road that rises a slope and goes behind the roadbed. This is the only fragment of the picture that brings you out of a state of idleness, as if reminding you that it is always easy to go down to the inviting shore and disappear into its calm, but someone, perhaps, right now, has to climb up the road under the hot midday sun. And so you should enjoy the serenity, catching the moment of happiness.