TRAVEL WITH MY ART #21: STARI GRAD, ISLAND HVAR

Hello dear readers! How are you doing? Today it's time for another TRAVEL WITH MY ART post and that means I'll share a new acrylic panting with you. Like most of my art in this series, this painting is a seascape. You guys know that sea is one of main sources of inspiration for me. Moreover, island Hvar is often a subject of my paintings. This one is no exception. This painting was inspired by photographs taken last April near hotel Arkada, Stari Grad city (island Hvar). Like the last painting in my series, this acrylic painting was done on mixed media paper in  A4 format is. Therefore, it's neither a large painting nor a very detailed one. I wanted to make a pretty seascape and that's it.  I worked on it for two days for a couple of hours. It was done at the same time (almost simultaneously as the last painting I shared. Like with the last seascape, I was trying to paint this one faster that I usually do my seascapes. Basically, the aim was to capture the sea quickly but still have some details present. As I said, it can feel good to make a simpler and quicker painting. Sure, the result is not as impressive as with those 'time and labour intense' paintings, but simple seascapes have a certain charm to them as well. Again, the art supplies (professional acrylic paints and mixed media paper) used to make this painting are both by Royal Talens brand (not a collaboration, just happens to be the brand I'm using). For any inquiries about purchasing my art, you may email me. Scroll down to see more  details and the photographs that inspired this painting.





I LOVE PAINTING SEASCAPES! The Adriatic sea is always so beautiful, but without a doubt island Hvar is my favourite corner on the Adriatic coast. I enjoyed painting this seaside. It took me a while to find the reference photograph I used for this painting because I forgot to label it. However, while browsing these photographs taken near Arkada bay in Stari Grad, I realized there are still some lovely photographs I haven't shared yet. Isn't Stari Grad bay absolutely amazing? I wore about this ancient city (the name Stari Grad means old city) many times on my blog, so if you want to learn more about the beautiful area that inspired my painting, check out those links. 
MY PREVIOUS VISITS TO STARI GRAD 

MORE LINKS ABOUT STARI GRAD TOWN BELLOW

DO YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF MY ART? Regular readers will know that this post is a part of a series where I share my 'travel' art. I will leave you some links bellow, in case you want to have a look at 'TRAVEL WITH MY ART' series or in case you're just curious to see what places I have illustrated so far. 









As always, thank you for reading and commenting. Have a lovely weekend ahead!

Comments

  1. You are genial artist! Your art work is better then photos:) Congragulations

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  2. Stari Grad bay in indeed absolutely amazing, no wonder you have blogged about it so many times. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos and your seascape, which once again is a triumph! xxx

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  3. Looks like you found your inspiration! So glad you found the depths of the water in your painting. Wonderful masterpiece!

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  4. Oh, the beauty you find with the sea! Lovely seascape! Wonderful True Blue outfit too!

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  5. Adoro tus cuadros. Me encanta como pintas el mar. Te mando un beso

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  6. Beautiful piainting of Hvar island's seaside. The shape of those small waves shows a windy weather, isn't it ⁉️

    Glad you enjoyed my post about Naples and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Have a nice Sunday ☀️

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    1. Absolutely! The Adriatic (and the Mediterranean) sea usually has smaller waves, unlike those big ones one sees in the oceans.

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  7. Great picture! At first I thought it was a photo!

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  8. Hello Ivana, I hope you're having a pleasant weekend and that everything is going well as far as possible :)

    I adore to travel with your art, certaintly it is a really interesting connection because I can see a bit of the real place (which I'd love to visit!) and then a bit of your art and the way you interpreted it!

    This time you nailed it once again :) I know your main inspiration behind your work right now is the sea and nature, the way water connects with the land! This is one of my favorite, despite the simplicity it has a really interesting attraction and I can see your style in the way you caught the details and the shape of the waves, etc.

    Talking about the outfit I really adore these maxi sleeves! They feel so dramatic and impressive, just like the way the water moves!

    Have a lovely week ahead!
    Pablo
    www.HeyFungi.com

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  9. Ah, Ivana! This is a wonderful painting! The water motion is so beautifully captured.

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  10. Amazing photos. I love this colour of water <3

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  11. I think the water painting you do are your specialty Ivana. You have such a marvelous way of making the water look so vibrant and real.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  12. Another fantastic seascape, Ivana! The white dots perfectly capture how the sunlight glints on the water, and I can feel the lap of the waves and know exactly how choppy the water is. Love it!

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  13. It looks great and I love the outfit too :-D

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  14. It's easy to see why the sea is such an inspiration for you when you are surrounded by such beautiful scenes like this.

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