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NEW ART & PAINTINGS: INSPIRED BY CROATIA


Hi there! I have some new acrylic paintings that I would like to share with you. I will also post some old ones, and that would be that. The paintings I'm sharing will mostly be seascapes inspired by island Hvar and Croatian coastline but there is also one painting inspired by Neretva river. Like many a Dune protagonist (Dune as in Frank Herbert's SF series), I'm a sea child. I do love the sea, and I think it's an endless inspiration. However, I've also learned to appreciate river magic, so it is appropriate there is one river painting here as well. Scroll down to see more. 

We'll start with this little painting titled Island Hvar. The medium is acrylic paints on mixed media paper. (DIMENSIONS: 12 inches X 9 inches( 30.5 cm X 22.9 cm), weight: 90 lb (190 g/m2), the original painting isn't for sale, though. You can buy a similar original painting here.)  It took me a few hours to finish this painting, I really tried to capture the sea movement in this one. I also included a photograph that  I used as a reference. I used my own photograph for a reference, I usually do when I attempt such paintings. I will include a few more of my photographs in this post just to give you the feeling of the place I tried to capture with brushes and paint. 



Seeing this photograph makes me nostalgic. I was planning a Croatian vacation but I had to give up because I need to chase the red tape. I did manage a short visit to Croatia and I promise to blog about it soon. In the meantime, we'll just have to make do with these photographs and paintings, right? 

I posted a few photographs in my stories, I sometimes do that. Check out my instagram @modaodaradosti for more.





This is not the first time that I was inspired to paint island Hvar. Here is an acrylic on canvas painting of island Hvar that I gifted to someone eventually (if I remember correctly). There is also this painting inspired by my grandmother's village. I gifted that one as well. Anyhow, bellow you can see an acrylic painting I made a long time ago. I still like the colours I used but I added some new finishing touches to this one. It is always interesting to look at one's old works. 




Being productive:)

 Bellow you can see my new acrylic painting of Neretva river. The dimensions and the specifications are the same as for the first painting. I didn't really use a specific photograph for a reference, I just had a peek at one of my photographs. I can't say I'm happy with how this one turned out. I painted it after the first one and my hands were already getting tired, so I didn't manage to work my magic. It's a shame, for river Neretva is an interesting theme. I'm sure I'll do better in future.



Bellow you can see yet another painting inspired by Croatia and its islands (but not by any specific place). The dimensions are the same as for the first painting and so is the medium. I actually started this painting ages ago and totally forgot about it, but then I found it and finished it up. All of these paintings were either painted or toched up on the same day. It was a productive day I guess. Anyhow, I used a lot of yellow paint to make the pine trees stand out. How did I do? How do you like the painting? I hope not too much because this one is intended as gift as well. 




That would be all. You won't find these paintings in my tictail shop, but frames and prints are (as always available in my redbubble shop). Thank you for reading and have a lovely day. 

Seascape painting (Island Hvar/ Croatia)  by IvanaKada
LAPTOP SKIN BY REDBUBBLE

Seascape painting (Island Hvar/ Croatia)  by IvanaKada
Framed Print Via Redbubble

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  1. Ivana sembri un Impressionista con quelle pennellate decise, i tupi dipinti sono una vera poesia!
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  2. They are such beautiful paintings! You are such a talented artist. I think that first painting is my favourite, although all are good !I just love the way you captured the waves there on the water. Beautiful :)

    Hope that your week is going well so far and you have a nice weekend planned :)

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  3. These paintings are giving me life Ivana. They are so vivid and so full of life. You are gifted with great talent and always put it to good use. I LOVE MY PIECES by the way. Thanks again. I'm glad you managed a getaway to Croatia and can't wait to read all about it. How have you been?

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  4. Hello Ivana
    Your style is very impressionistic and I like much more to see your paintings than the photos because I am a lover of strong colors, the colors that nature can not have.
    I also live near a river and near the Atlantic ocean, the sound of the sea and the smell is unmistakable.

    xoxo

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  5. Beautiful translations of your photos! Very dreamy. The gift recipients are very lucky and will love them. The last one on the clock is lovely.

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  6. Ma che meraviglia sono questi dipinti Ivana!!!!
    Hai reso perfettamente la bellezza dei colori della natura Croata!
    Io ci sono stata in vacanza anni fa ed è stata un'esperienza davvero bellissima, il mare è stupendo, paragonabile solo a quello della Grecia ! Mi hai fatto tornare in mente dei bellissimi ricordi! :)
    Baci!
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  7. Croatia is very beautiful country! The pictures are amazing!

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  8. I know I say this all the time, Ivana, but you have such an amazing talent. Let me just say that your paintings are even more beautiful than the photos. I love how you made the colors brighter and the texture is fabulous!
    XOOX
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  9. Ivana these paintings are beautiful! You're so talented! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Todos son preciosos! Feliz fin de semana! 💙💙💙

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  11. Amazing, it looks wonderful!

    Happy Weekend, kisses

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  12. These are stunning dear! Love your work, keep it up!

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  13. Such a gorgeous paintings! Croatia is so beautiful and I can't wait to come back and these photos are so unique and breathtaking! You are so talented!

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  14. Stupendi, sono venuti benissimo, complimenti! :)

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  15. This is beautiful work! Your paintings capture the feeling of the places so beautifully. I love you movement that comes through in your brush strokes.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. I love that you paint as well! So amazing!
    My sister also paints and lots of times I love to watch her. It really relaxes me!

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  17. Dear Ivana, at least you managed a short visit in Croatia as I know you are a sea-child and that the sea is very important for you.
    The paintings inspired by Croatia turned out all wonderful - I see the heart and soul you put into them. Thanks a lot for sharing and yes, you are productive, indeed very!
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    1. thank you Rena, I managed another short visit in the meantime and maybe I will even be able to get away with a longer one.

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  18. espectaculares frescos, son preciosos!!

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  19. Wow! It's amazing pictures!
    really looking great!
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  20. These are really gorgeous. I love that vivid blue, so wonderful. I hope you have a fantastic new week lovely x

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  21. I"m also a sea girl, bascially a water one. Love beaches to , when i saw the painting first i thought that it was a photograph itself, Neretva is soooo perfectly drawn.. There is so much authenticity in your work
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    1. thank you priya. Beaches are the best, aren't they?

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  22. That is very good, Ivana. Such peace with that view as well.

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  23. Hello Ivana. That´s very good! I love the blue, very vivid and wonderful.
    XX

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  24. Ovo je predivno naslikano, oduševljena sam! Imaš divnu tehniku i smisao za kombinovanje boja. <3


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  25. Really gorgeous paintings! Croatia is so beautiful and your paintings show its beauty in amazing way!

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  26. Thanks for the beautiful post!
    Have a nice day)

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  27. Your pictures are stunning Ivana <3

    Serene XO

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  28. Your artwork is amazing hun!

    xoxo
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  29. You were really very productive, dearest Ivana :-) And Croatia and the sea is always inspiring, always new and beautiful. I can understand very good that you love this landscape and like to paint it! Wonderful Pictures!
    Hugs, my dear!
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  30. I really like your blogs. Cant wait to read your next post!

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  31. Love your painting very much. Continue inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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