ORIGINAL PALETTE KNIFE OIL PAINTING ON STRETCHED CANVAS, SIZES : 14''X 10'' INCH, DEPTH - 1 INCH
I was inspired to create this abstract impressionist oil painting after I traveled in March 2017 in Andalusia and in south of Spain and I also visited Gibraltar.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and shares its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is a densely populated city area, home to over 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities.
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 knives