Boats in the Harbor - egg tempera painting by artist Linda Paul.
Framed size is 31" x 27" (painting alone is 24" x 20" )
Original painting of a sunset over the ocean and a harbor with sailboats & the funky house boats of Victoria harbour.
Painting is framed in a beautiful gold frame with slight distressing revealing a red bole underneath the gold leaf. This frame was made by a master framesmith
Artists Inspirations: I recently went on a trip to the Pacific northwest and Victoria Canada. I loved my visit to Victoria Harbor (or harbour if you are Canadian). It is a beautiful harbor teeming with life. It has lots of funky, colorful house boats and a beautiful marina. It is the inspiration for the harbor part of my painting, with lots of artistic license of course. While in Victoria, I was searching out the best fish & chips and got the idea for the floating fish shack in the painting. I love a harbor where you you can buy fresh fish, crabs, mussels right off the boat.
This artwork was painted in pure egg tempera made from natural crushed stone & earth mixed with a bit of water and egg yolk.. Blues come from crushed lapis lazuli, greens from malachite & natural green earth found around Verona Italy. Painter Linda Paul uses fascinating colors which have been "lost" for hundreds of years & new colors which she has discovered in the Rocky Mountains. Her earth ochers come from the ancient mines of France & Italy.
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Linda Paul:Artists Statement:When asked What is your favorite painting, I always say, the next one I am going to paint! Style: I don't paint in any one style, I let inspiration speak to me and I go with the flow. My work runs the gamut from chunky realism to abstract and impressionist painting. I use many different mediums to create my artworks. One of my favorites is egg tempera which I make by crushing stones and minerals and adding egg yolk. Blues come from crushed lapis lazuli, greens from malachite and natural green earth found around Verona Italy. This medium is luminous and lasts for centuries.I also make my own acrylic paint in the same manner. By adding pure pigment to a acrylic polymer. I can add thing like crushed mica and pearlescents to make the painting come alive. Lately I have also been working with glass and precious metal like silver, copper and 23 karat goldArtist's Inspiration:I am inspired by so many things! I especially like nature in all her forms. I like concepts, process and abstract ideasIn my still life/landscape paintings, like to juxtapose sculpted bas-relief products of nature (the chunky part) against soft impressionist landscapes of their origins.