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oil paints (recap) / Uljane boje (presjek)

I love painting with oil paints. I don't consider them to be obsolete or old-fashioned. On the contrary, for me oil paints are timeless. They have a special quality to them, a warmness that can't be matched. Sure they take forever to dry, cost a pretty penny, have an intense smell and they are an absolute nightmare to clean, but I love them. Today I'm sharing my favourite oil paintings from this year. All of these paintings are very dear to me. The first one literally took me months to complete. It is a painting of one famous old church in Starigrad that happens to be the oldest city on the island Hvar (see the making of post here) and I worked very hard trying to capture that softness sunlight in Dalmatia has. I gave this canvas to friends of mine. Other paintings I selected today are all paintings of women, some inspired by mythological figures, some by real women.

Volim slikati uljanim bojama. Ne smatram ih zastarjelim ili staromodnim. Za mene su uljane boje bezvremenske. Imaju posebnu kvalitetu, toplinu koju ništa ne može nadomjestiti. Istina je da im treba vječno da se osuše, da su skupe, da imaju jako intenzivan miris da su grozno teške za čišćenje, ali ja ih volim. Danas s vama dijelim moje najdraže uljane slike iz prošle godine. Sve su mi ove slike jako drage. Prvu sam doslovno slikala mjesecima, a prikazuje jednu slavnu staru crkvu u Starigradu na otoku Hvaru (pogledajte objavu o pravljenju ove slike ovdje) i jako sam se trudila uhvatiti onu mekoću svijetla kojoj se uvijek divim u Dalmaciji. Ovo sam ulje na platnu poklonila prijateljima. Druge slike koje sam danas izabrala su slike žena, neke nadahnute mitološkim figurama, a neke stvarnim ženama.



ulje na platnu/ oil on canvas


oil paints/ uljane boje




Inspired by fairies from slavic mythology
Nadahnuta vilama iz slavenske mitologije



oil paints/ uljane boje



Inspired by Inari , a goddess from Japanese mythology
Nadahnuta s Inari, božicom iz japanske mitologije




portraits/ portreti




oil paints/ uljane boje



Comments

  1. Great job. Excellent post (as always):)...thx for sharing!
    xx

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  2. I love them dear! they are very beautiful! I love painting but I haven't tried painting using oil paints. I hope next year I might be able to :)

    love lots,
    Tin

    mypoeticisolation.blogspot.com

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  3. oh!!! so beautiful!! love it!!

    http://itsmeieva.blogspot.lt/

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  4. They're all great, I really like them!
    xx

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  5. Very talented!
    Xo
    Jeanie
    www.thefashionlotus.com

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  6. Mislim da si divno uhvatila boju svjetla na prvoj slici, možeš biti ponosna :) Veselim se vidjeti što nam sve stiže u novoj godini!

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  7. Nemoj nikada da odustaneš od njih jer su svakako vredne truda :) Toliko je lepo sve da prosto ne želim da komentarišem previše već da im se divim iznova i iznova :)

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  8. Beautiful portraits, and the painting of the church is also great, thank you so much for sharing your art with us! Big hugs xxx

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  9. Święta święta i po świętach !
    http://juliaobi.blogspot.com/

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  10. Personally I also think that oil paints are timeless and I really like to use this technic in painting too and I wish a have more time to painting/drawing, because I'm starting to miss this! What about your illustrations, I love portraits, you're so good at it, Ivana :)

    PS: To answer on your question: No, Ivonne isn't derived from Joanna,in polish my name is Iwona, and Joanna is a totally different day:) Btw, I have name's day on 23rd of May, actually ;)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  11. Dear Ivana,
    I myself also like to paint, but I can not deal with oil paints very well. I guess I'm too impatient for slow-drying paint. I like your pictures very much, especially I like the image of the church in Starigrad - I can well imagine that it was difficult to paint!
    Lots of hugs and the best wishes for a Hapy New Year,
    Traude
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  12. Stunning paints you are so talent, Happy New Year Eve!

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  13. Oil paints last the longest out of any other medium in art. That to me, makes them far more special than any other paint. Thanks for sharing these :) I like the first one a lot.

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  14. Ah Inari, the goddess who tends to those who forge fine blades. Many have prayed to her for centuries without knowing it. A beautiful representation. Nice to see that building too, so realistic and cool. Happy Hump Day, dear :)

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  15. Oh yes, oil paints are the very best! I don't use them because I don't have an appropriate place to handle ventilation. I love how they take forever to dry, and I love the smell of them too, even the turpentine! Your paintings are beautiful. I can picture you lovingly working on them.

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  16. Oil paints are difficult to use I've heard. You've done a brilliant job with them. Excellent paintings, esp that church!
    X

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    1. I didn't find them difficult to use. Thank you very much.

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  17. Dear Ivana!
    I love oil painting too and I must say, your paintings are beautiful!!! Your painting of the church of Starigradis is really amazing, but I like the paintings of the women very much too.

    I wish you a wonderful new years eve and all the best for 2016!!!

    Love, Nadine

    http://nadinecd.blogspot.co.at

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  18. Devi coltivare questa tua passione Ivana, perchè sei davvero molto barva!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  19. Fantastic oil paints dear !! You are so talented <3 These portraits look great, these women have life and the magic it very interesting show, and her hair and eyes are wonderful !!

    Kisses dear Ivana <3
    Joanna

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  20. I like everything I see!!! Great job, Ivana!!!
    Have a nice nice day darling!!!

    http://fairyland111.blogspot.com/

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  21. Veoma lijepo ! :) xx

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    http://living-like-v.blogspot.com/

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  22. Radovi su ti svakim danom sve bolji i bolji! Bravo Ivana! Zaista uzivas u tome sto radis, a to je neprocenjivo! Devojke su kao prosanjane, svaka ima predivan sanjalacki izraz! Lepotice <3

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