River in the fileds

River in the fileds

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9*12 oil on stretched canvas September 2015

That was the kind of day when I wanted to recreate a photograph in a abstract manner, which is not really my style, and thus trying to expand my creativity boundaries.

Every stoke was a bit a struggle as I always wanted to smooth things out and to create more detailed image. I used several photographs as a reference material, which modified them so much you can hardly see for example this picture as a reference for the finished painting:

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I added a sunset to the scene and got rid of the trees..Please see the progress pictures here:

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I used palette knife exclusively this time. Of course my sunsets always have some purples in them 🙂

 

 

 

 

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The resulting filed and the river done in horizontal strokes seemed to lack something. Adding vertical strokes to the surrounding ground gave the answer to what was missing.

 

 

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Now with the proper combination of horizontal lines and vertical strokes the painting got the atmosphere it was lacking.

 

 

 

 

 

The final image:

"River in the fields" 9*12 oil on stretched canvas

Thank you for reading!

Alina

ps

the painting is at my etsy store:

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/250235017/abstract-oil-painting-of-river-in-the?ref=shop_home_active_1

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