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TRAVEL WITH MY ART #13: SUCURAJ, ISLAND HVAR (CROATIA)
Hello dear readers and fellow bloggers! Today I have another TRAVEL WITH MY ART post to share with you. Once again, it's a seascape painting depicting island Hvar. What can I say? I love the Adriatic sea and island Hvar so much. It is an infinite source of inspiration for me. Last time I shared a canvas painting of Zavala on island Hvar. The location I'm sharing today is once again island Hvar, but this time it is Sucuraj. This is actually my second painting of this place. I sold the first painting of Sucuraj but this new one is available for sale (in case everyone is interested). I often take the ferry from Drvenik to Sucuraj, so that particular landscape is engraved in my mind. I just love seeing the beautiful white stone lighting house that marks the beginning of island Hvar for me. Some of you might remember that I spent one weekend in May on island Hvar. Well, I haven't visited island Hvar this summer yet but I painted it!
THE MEDIUM FOR THE PAINTING
The medium for Sucuraj painting I'm sharing today is acrylic paints on mixed media sketchbook paper. Both the sketchbook and the acrylics paints I used are from Royal Talens brand (not sponsored). Royal Talens is currently one of the art brands available in the Michelangelo art gallery & store in Mostar. I tried some other acrylic paints that I liked from another brand, but I cannot find them in my art store of choice. I mostly buy art supplies in this art store & gallery because that is where I took my art classes in the past and I was very happy with them. Anyhow, that is why I'm sticking with Royal Talens. I'm content enough with the acrylic paints from this brand but there is room for improvement in the packaging department.
THE MAKING OF THE PAINTING
It was more than 40 degree Celsius (plus 100 Fahrenheit) today, so painting with acrylics was challenging. I might have to go back to oil paints this summer. You know because it is so hot, the acrylic paints start drying as soon as I get them out of the tube. Normally the quick drying speed is what I love about the acrylics but this extreme heat is making the acrylic paints dry so fast. Sometimes they dry almost as soon as I put them on the palette. Not that I painted this all of this seascape today. I actually started painting it while on vacation in Biograd na Moru but I added some finishing touches today (not sure was it the right thing to do, but well). I'm not sure how long it took me to paint this one because I worked on it in between my canvas painting. I would say approximately four hours but I really have no idea. I'm not sure how I feel about the end result of this painting. Maybe the painting was better without all the details? Have a look at 'work in progress' photographs ( I know you love wip shots) and tell me what you think.
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE PAINTING- SUCURAJ ON ISLAND HVAR
I blogged about Sucuraj many times on my blog. Feel free to visit my other posts to learn more about this place:
ADDING THE FINISHING TOUCHES- THE FINAL LOOK OF THIS SKETCHBOOK PAINTING
Today I added the finishing touches to this painting, but to tell you the truth I'm not sure I got the sea right. I'm happy with how the lighting house and Sucuraj turned out. It is how I wanted island Hvar to look. This is not a very detailed painting (the size is about A4). I'm also happy with how Croatian coastline turned out. What I'm not so sure about is the sea. Maybe I got too carried away with colour. On the hand, I do like the vibrant colours of this one so I wouldn't say it was a miss. Anyhow, that would be the story of this painting.
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