how to paint a portrait of the Sea  

Aili Vint: I am the woman, who hopelessly fall in love the Sea. How does one paint a portrait of your secret love? The Sea has 1001 faces. As I start seeing the details that fascinate me in a given Mood of the Sea, they are gone in the next moment.

Have you tried to put the baby to bed, when he does not want to sleep? –- In order to get the Quiet Sea to lie down on the canvas, you have to wrestle it for a long time. But one fine day I feel that now is the right time and then painting succeeds again with surprising ease – as if someone else was working inside me and making incredible things happen, as if the Sea itself was painting my Sea.

 

pildi sisse minek (taming of a painting with Aili Vint) 1985       

Aili Vint talks about the process of creating her paintings. English subtitles: "You become responsible forever, for what you have tamed" wrote A. Saint-Exupéri  (Little Prince)

 

my firsts marine paintings since 1972

   SHALLOW SEA    1972  oil on canvas,92 x 115 cm  Tartu Art Museum

SHALLOW SEA 1972 oil on canvas,92 x 115 cm Tartu Art Museum

15  The Sea 1974 0il on canvas 115 x 144 cm    üks.jpg

THE SEA 1974  oil on canvas  115 x 144 cm, artist’s collection

 

THE SEA ENDS HERE (dedicated to Alessandro Baricco), 2007  oil on canvas, 15 0 x 190 cm,  artist’s collection  

 

                                                                                                                    

 

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the titles of the marine paintings  

1. Sea at Käsmu 1991 oil on canvas, 150 x 175 cm artist’s collection

2.. Stony Sea 1974 oil on canvas, 115 x 135 cm Kumu Art Museum

3.. Transparent Sea II, 2014 oil on canvas, 110 x 190,5 cm artist’s collection4.. Transparent Sea I, 2014 oil on canvas, 110 x 190,5 cm artist’s collection

5.. After the Rain 1982, oil on canvas, 100 x 115 cm private collection

6.. The Sea Was Once Red, 2007, oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm private collection

7. Stone in Coastal Water 2000 oil on canvas 150 x 175 cm private collection

9. On the Island of Tütarsaare 1986, oil on canvas, 115 x 145 cm Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow

10. Lazy Sea 1986 oil on canvas 100 x 115 cm private collection

11.. Sea after the Storm 1984 oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm private collection

12. After the Storm 1984 oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm private collection

13.. Reflection of Dark Clouds 1978, oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

14 Serene Sea 1982, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm Tartu Art Museum

15. Pale Sea 1975, oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm, Kumu Art Museum, Estonia

16 Glints on Coastal Water I, 2009 triptych oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm artist´s collection

17.. Glints on Coastal Water II, 2009 triptych oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm artist´s collection

18.. Glints on Coastal Water III 2009 triptych oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm artist´s collection

19. Sea under the Dark Sky 1975, oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm Kumu Art Museum, Estonia

20. Coastal Wave on the Black Sea 1983 oil on canvas, 100 z 173 cm artist´s collection

21. Blue-Blue Sea 2010 oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm artist's collection

21. Black Sea 1975, oil on canvas, 100 x 173 cm Zimmerliy Art Museum, USA

23. Sunset Flash 2011 Oil on canvas 110 x 191 cm, artist´s collection

23. The Sea Ends Here (dedicated to Alessandro Baricco) 2007 oil on canvas, 15 0 x 190 cm artist’s collection

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