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Watercolour (Ships in a port) / Akvarel (Brodovi u luci)


I always loved ports. The infinite sea that seems to be calling out to us. To a traveller (or anyone suffering from wanderlust) every ship looks like Noah’s ark. A vessel to our dreams.  If you love sea travel, you probably also love ports. No wonder that Joseph Conrad was a love at a first read for me.  He always wrote so beautifully about the sea. I came back from Split today but while I was there I haven’t even had the time to go for a stroll. I miss those long walks by the sea. I did manage to buy presents for Saint Lucia (known in English also as saint Lucy). I will write about the custom related to this day some other time because tonight I’m too tired.

I’m not sure about the name of the painting that inspired this watercolour of mine. It is just something we did at art class. Painting reproductions is good practice, I would say. I think I have learned a few things so far. Speaking of this painting, one of the art teacher there showed me how to make the colours in the distance less intense. She literally washed this painting in the sink and removed (with water) a few layers of paint in the background. This made the colour in the distance appear paler and less intense, which in turns adds dept to the painting. How do you like it? My husband wanted to frame it, but I don't like an idea of framing a reproduction. I have enough painting framed at it is- it is more walls that I need. This will be resolved quickly, if as planned this Spring we move into our new home.

Uvijek sam voljela luke. Beskrajno more koje kao da nas doziva.  Putniku (ili svakome tko čezne za putovanjem) svaki brod izgleda kao Noina arka. Sredstvo prijevoza za naše snove. Volite li putovanja morem, vjerovatno volite i luke. Nije čudno što je za mene Joseph Conrad bio ljubav na prvo čitanje. Uvijek je tako prekrasno pisao o moru. Danas sam se vratila iz Splita, ali dok sam bila tamo, nisam imala vremena ni prošetati. Nedostaju mi te duge šetnje uz more. No, uspjela sam kupiti poklone za svetu Luciju (u Dalmaciji često zvanu sveta Luce). Drugi put ću pisat o običajima vezanima uz današnji dan jer sam večeras preumorna. 

Nisam sigurna kako se zove slika koja je nadahnula ovaj akvarel. To je nešto što smo slikali na tečaju. Slikanje reprodukcija je dobra vježba, rekla bi. Mislim da sam naučila par stvari. Što se time ove slike, slikarica (jedna od slikara koji drže tečaj) mi je pokazala kako napraviti da boje u udaljenosti izgledaju manje intenzivno. Doslovno je oprala ovu sliku u umivaoniku i odstranila (s vodom) par slojeva boja u pozadini. Tako da se boje u udaljenosti čine blijeđima i manje intenzivnima, što daje dubinu samoj slici. Kako vam se sviđa? Moj ju je muž htio uokviriti, ali meni se ne sviđa ideja uokviravanja reproduckcije. Imam dovoljno uokvirenih slika već- mislim da je ono što mi nedostaje više zidova. Taj problem će brzo nestati, ako na proljeće po planu uselimo u novu kuću. 





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Comments

  1. Paintings of the sea are beautiful, you know I love being by the sea, why do you not do your own scenery so you are not worried for framing a reproduction? There are very beautiful scenaries in Split that you could do 💙💙💙
    Have a lovely week sweetie
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    1. I have a few that I did of Split already. My walls are a bit crowded at the moment, so I'll just wait it out.

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  2. Wow! wonderful drawing!
    You have a real talent!
    www.recklessdiary.ru

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  3. I think it looks amazing!! I do love that technique about the water. It really does add so much depth!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  5. Amazing illustration:) Love it:)
    Have a lovely day ❤❤❤
    kisses

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  6. Such a wonderful painting my dear!!! I would see this framed in the glass only :-)

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  7. Bellissimo! *_*
    http://angolodellamisantropia.blogspot.it/

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  8. I sama volim more, brodove, luke i sve što ima veze sa njima. To prostranstvo i osećaj da si na korak da otploviš, da postoji ta mogućnost. Kad god se nađem negde gde je kontinentalna klima, nedostaje mi ta širina. Ne moram da vidim more, ali volim da znam da je tu. Eto, ja živim na moru samo 4 godine, ali već posle prve sam shvatila da je to - to! :)
    Ne znam kakav je orginal, ali tvoja reprodukcija je besprekorna i zaista dostojna rama i tog nekog novog zida koji te čeka uskoro ;) Zanimljivo mi je bilo i da pročitam deo o "pranju" i "dubini" slike :)

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  9. Stunning work of art, Ivana! I've a painting somewhat similar to this hanging in our clubhouse; our apt name is Casablanca. Guess the artwork comes from its name :)

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  10. Such amazing drawings babe! I've always loved ports too, especially being from Hawaii, I've definitely had the experience to see my fair share of gorgeous ports :) Have a great day hun!

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/express-december/

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  11. Love this illustrations with the sea and ships! <3



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  12. I think your husband is right - you should definitely frame it. :) :) Wow - moving to a new house - that's exciting :) . Have a nice evening - Margot

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  13. This is amazing Ivana! I love how you painted the water! :) xx

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  14. That"s great! I like it a lot!

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  15. I love ports too. Very nice post and illustrations. Have nice day.

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  16. Wonderful painting, I really love it ! :)

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