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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.
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.
Hello, how are you doing? How is Autumn treating you? Unfortunately, I cannot say that I'm doing very well. I'm dealing with a lot of chronic pain due to Chron illness. Getting medical help in the pandemic is not easy. Those of you who have chronic and immune illnesses know what I'm talking about. Not an easy time for us. I might have to take a break from blogging (or blog less often) as I'm really exhausted from being in pain most of the time. Moving onto brighter subjects. Today I will share two destinations perfect for strolling and two 'strolling friendly' outfits with you. Čapljina and Buna are great destinations for strolling around, walking and hiking. Both of them are in Herzegovina. I'll share two sporty floral outfits with you, both of them featuring an iconic pair of Startas sneakers. I love this Croatian brand. I'm pretty sure I'm over 30 wears with this pair of sneakers so I might devote a post to them some time in the future, showing
With summer being in full spring, I caught myself thinking about iconic summer outfits. Do you know what came to my mind? Costumes/outfits worn by Monica Belluci when she played Malena Scordia in an iconic Italian movie set on Sicily. The costumes for that movie were designed by an acclaimed Italian costume designer Maurizio Millenotti and he outdone himself! Seeing that Malena is a historical movie, Maurizio choose quite timeless outfits and cuts that will ever go out of style. That fact makes Malena movie the perfect place to look for inspiration! Moreover, I feel that Monica Belluci's personal style is quite similar to Malena's (i.e. to the style of the character she is playing). There is definitely a Mediterranean lady feel about Malena/Monica Bellucci. What says summer better than Mediterranean and Sicily? Today we'll analyze Malena's style and see what we can learn from her. There is much to learn! Having analyzed looks that Monica wore in iconic Malena film, I&
Hello dear readers! Today we'll be hacking Monica Bellucci's style secrets. Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress loved by D&G duo and Dior. She is known for having a very feminine style of dressing. First we will identify the key items in Monica's closet and then we are going to examine and hack her style secrets. I already wrote a bit about her style when I analyzed Malena's (character played by Monica Bellucci) wardrobe . The reasons why I have decided to write about her again is because I think Monica Bellucci has a very classical style of dressing that is quite ageless and universally flattering. In fact, you probably already have at least one of Monica's Bellucci key items in your closet. KEY ITEMS IN MONICA'S CLOSETS The key items in Monica's closet are classical ones. That is what makes her style easy to emulate. Items such as a black dress, a white shirt, a tailored suit, a leopard item and a floral dress are really items most of u
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