Original impasto palette knife oil painting on stretched canvas ( square format ), sizes : 30x30 cm // 12''x12'' inch, depth : 2.5 cm // 1 inch
This modern impressionist palette knife oil painting was inspired by the Paris west view seen from the tower of Notre-Dame, with the river Seine and the bridges Petit Pont and Pont St Michel. In the distance can be seen the iconic Eiffel Tower and also the dome of Dome church, within the Hotel des Invalides.
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