Most of the time I get inspiration from nature. Even when I paint people, animals or objects.
My working day begins with a walk in a nearby park near the river or up the nearby hills. There I find my breath and the correct view of things.
It so happens that I do not paint landscapes from nature, but prefer to create a bird's-eye image of earth, water, sky and plants, as if hovering over them and finding drama and poetry in their interaction. Such a kind of metaphysics in the landscape.
I bring impressions from travels or impulses to the composition of a landscape given by some private small event.
The landscape SPRING BY THE SOUTH SEA was painted from my imagination after my travels in the south of France or Italy when almonds are in bloom, the sea is cold, and the red soil is not yet covered with new shoots everywhere.
The landscape SILVERY EUCALYPTUS’ ALLEY was painted from my imagination after my trip in Greece. Light slender tree trunks and their blue crowns, as if always fluttering in the wind, look amazing and even incredible under the bright southern sun against the background of lilac rocks.
The landscape HILLTOP IN TIME OF BLOOMING was painted from my imagination after my morning promenades in the gardens on the hill near my studio in Prague. The cherry plum tree is the first to bloom. Then a gentle chorus of apple trees enters on the eastern side of the hill. It seems that nature is dancing its beautiful dance.
The artwork was painted with a palette knife and brushes in several sessions.Continue reading