View to the Sea (II)


Blick zum Meer (II)

View to the Sea (II), 30×125 cm, 2012
© Astrid Volquardsen

I have always liked the long format for my sea and coast paintings. In the very beginning as a young mother I kept them really small (3×9) which had several advantages at that time. First I only had a limited time to finish a painting. Furthermore a small format makes it much more easier to explore the different compositional elements and I could easilyexplore the techniques and easily achieve a painterly density (does this make sense?)

Anyway over time my formats got bigger and with the bigger studio and further paper choice I am finally there where I always wanted to be: Now, if you walk in my studio and look at the painting on my easel you are right there in the dunes at the sea.

2 Responses

  1. Casey Klahn
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    I love the cast light – very well said!

  2. Susanne Haun
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    Guten Morgen, Astrid,

    immer wieder sehe ich gerne deine Seestücke, ich habe dann das Gefühl an der Küste zustehen und den Wind zu spüren. Nirgendwo wird man so gut durchgepustet wie an der Ostsee.

    Liebe Grüße

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