TRAVEL WITH MY ART #16: BAY VEPRINOVA, ISLAND HVAR

Hello dear readers and fellow bloggers. Today I will reveal a new painting. It's a seascape and the medium used is acrylic paints on mixed media paper. Can you guess what inspired it? Why, again it's island Hvar. Yes, it's time for another post in TRAVEL WITH MY ART SERIES. As the title would imply, I started this series so that I could take you places with my art. Sharing photographs is a great thing, but actually painting a certain location somehow feels more special.  I'm often told I have a good eye for taking photographs, but I'm definitely more a painter than a photographer. So, sharing my paintings and illustrations of different places seems like a lovely thing to do. Besides,  you guys seems to enjoy them too. My last post was devoted to bay Lozna on island Hvar. This post will be devoted to bay Veprinova. So, let's get started. 

BAY VEPRINOVA

Veprinova bay is lovely. Like most bays of southern side of island Hvar, it's a peaceful green oasis. A fun fact- it was named after wild hogs. Vepar in Croatian means a wild hog and 'veprinova' is an adjective signifying- belonging to wild hogs. Sure enough, we encountered a wild hog in vicinity. For more photographs, visit the post bellow. 

3 BEAUTIFUL GDINJ BAYS: JEDRA, SRHOV DOLAC AND VEPRINOVA

THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE PAINTING

As usual, the first thing I did was to find a reference photograph. My official blog photographer (aka husband) took this photograph. I omitted myself from this painting because I wanted to concentrate just on the beach, the waves and the gorgeous pine trees. It took me quite some time to finish this one. I'm not sure have I got it right, but generally speaking I like it. My style is a bit more loose in this one, I feel. This painting seems to be more about splashes of colour then anything else, but I like its vibrant energy. 

WORK IN PROCESS PHOTOS - I only have a few 'WIP' photos to share. 




FINISHED PAINTING - Don't you just love those greens and blues? 


DO YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF ISLAND HVAR? 

 If you want to see more of Hvar town, you are more than welcome to check some of my previous posts about it.

Beautiful bays on island Hvar: 


Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day!



Comments

  1. Es una bella pintura. y una isla muy bonita que quisiera conocer. Me encanta la forma que defines el agua. Te mando un beso

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  2. I think it's beautiful! I'm always so amazed by how well you capture the waves and water and you got the texture of the beach coming through nicely too! :)

    Hope your week is going well and you have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue

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  3. Che bella idea hai avuto, mi piace questo viaggio attraverso la pittura!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  4. Hello dear Ivana, first of all I am happy to see you back in action in the blog again! Your creativity is always contagious and I missed you over here.... hi again :D

    A great selection of picture and the way it ended up inspiring up a new painting for your series is just marvelous! Good to know that you were concentrated specially in the texture of the water, the waves and the sensation caused by the sea. I think it is the core of your paintings :)

    And we have to talk about the inspiration provided by Bay Veprinova, it is just pure charm and I can imagine there staying with a book, a nice drink and my notebook getting inspired.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!

    Pablo
    Hey Fungi

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  5. I can't believe the number of picturesque bays situated on your beloved Island Hvar, so it doesn't come as a surprise at all that you are visiting the island - virtually or in real life - time and time again. Bay Veprinova is no exception, as it is yet again charming and idyllic, and your painting catches the place yet again magnificently! Have a lovely weekend Ivana xxx

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    1. Yes, there are many beautiful bays on island Hvar.

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  6. Bay Veprinova looks as charming as it is does picturesque. You have captured those qualities beautifully in your painting. Hope you are doing well.

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  7. I just love all of the color you put into your drawings Ivana. It's so inviting and happy.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  8. Another gorgeous location and another amazing painting, Ivana! I really like this one, although I think a bit more shadow beneath the trees is needed to give it depth and distance. I also think that subtle tide-line in the pebbly beach is needed as a perspective line to draw the eye towards the curve of the beach, as it feels a bit flat and all of the same lightness, if that makes sense. I love the water (as always), and am amazed at how quickly you paint! You are hugely talented!

    I hope you are feeling better! Big hugs, and wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

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    1. Thank you. You're definitely right about the shadow beneath the trees, that would look better, but towards the end of the painting, I was too tired for details so I just went for a looser interpretation of the trees. It's hard to get the landscape details right in A4 format, I find it easier to do when I'm working with a larger frame but I also like the challenge of working in a smaller frame.

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  9. Very lovely shoreline. Such great texture!

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  10. An exciting new project! Lovely outdoors. Beautiful water color. Love the braids!

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  11. Now that painting reminds me of Hockney s swimming pool paintings. Similar colours and style. Love it.

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  12. That bay looks like my favourite little beach in Paleokastritsa, even the pebbles are the same colour! xxx

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  13. I love it!!! The WATER looks so inviting and I wish I were there now rather than on a 7.5 hour car journey!

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  14. I love your landscape paintings. And I so need to get to Croatia one day this area is SOOOOOOO beautiful! Kind of reminds of the San Juan Islands in the PNW of the United States near Alaska.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Cool, those islands sound like a great place to visit too.

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  15. That looks gorgeous and coffee is a must! Hope you are feeling much better :-D

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  16. That is a gorgeous painting of an equally gorgeous location.

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  17. Absolutely beautiful painting Ivana! I can almost hear the lapping water and smell the pine trees :) Lulu x

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  18. Beautiful painting! And I like your poses.

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