Original impasto palette knife oil painting on stretched canvas , sizes : 40x30 cm // 16''x12'' inch, depth : 2.5 cm // 1 inch
Florence panorama at sunset with Ponte Vecchio seen from Piazzale Michelangelo inspired me this vibrant abstract cityscape, a colorful modern impressionist oil painting realized in impasto technique with highly textured palette knife strokes.
This palette knife oil painting is part of my series ''Abstract cityscapes''. I started this series of abstract cities in 2012 and from then 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 knife