ORIGINAL IMPASTO PALETTE KNIFE OIL PAINTING ON STRETCHED CANVAS, SIZES : 18 X 24 cm // 7.20 x 9.60 inch ( depth of the canvas : 2 cm // 0.80 inch ) - part of my Santorini series of paintings I started in 2010.
I painted this abstract cityscape after I was in Santorini in 2010 and for the second time in June 2017. I was inspired by the amazing sunset scene from Oia village in Santorini island, Greece. I am in love with the Santorinian village named Oia with it's bright white houses, it's blue churches' domes and the stunning deep blue of the Aegean sea.
Oia sunset, Santorini sunset ... there is something palpable about it's breathtaking beauty ... I felt I can touch the sun when I was there... I painted this work with this feeling in my soul - that I was there, where, if I wanted, I'd can touch the sun.
''ABSTRACT SANTORINI OIA SUNSET 8'' is a modern impressionist, abstract impasto palette knife oil painting by ANA MARIA EDULESCU.
First time I visited the Greek island Santorini in 2010 and this summer ( in June 2017 ), after 7 years, I was again there to let my soul and eyes get inspiration of the beauty of this place.
This palette knife oil painting is part of my series ''Abstract cityscapes''. I started this series of abstract cities years ago it is a recurrent theme for me. I love to paint abstract cityscapes under bold, vivid, sometimes tormented skies - yellow, pink, purple, orange, red, blue, turquoise, even green skies, sometimes skies ''inhabited'' by huge sun or full moon...
When I paint an abstract cityscape, I try to capture the essence of the subject, most an inner impression, a personal perception ... The city is not rendered, but suggested into an abstract manner by splashes of vibrant colors and impasto palette knife strokes.
oil paints, canvas, palette knives