Showing posts with label nature realism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature realism. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Recuerdos de Tenerife (paintings series of the Canary Islands)

recuerdos de tenerife ~ painting by frank waaldijk
recuerdos de tenerife (own work, 2013, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, click on the image for an enlargement)

The Canary Islands continue to inspire me. Last February we visited Tenerife, and with a feeling of nostalgia I painted the above. Yes, the title borrows of course from the incomparable guitar piece `Recuerdos de la Alhambra' composed by Francisco Tárrega.

Another motivating factor was my wish to paint the beauty of `simple' foliage. I'm always enthralled by plants, and can look at them for hours and hours. An artist is truly insignificant when it comes to creating beauty, for nature is the true master, I feel.

Friday, March 28, 2008

more nature realism

just some more pictures in the nature realism vein by edward lear and john james audubon. their art i largely admire, perhaps since i still remember being fascinated as a 4 yr old by drawing birds. i used to draw finches, tits, sparrows, small birds anyway. then i forgot mostly about drawing until it suddenly gripped me again when i was 15.

edward lear, egyptian vultureedward lear, egyptian vulture in john gould's birds of europe

john james audubon, california vulturejohn james audubon, california vulture