How to paint a portrait of the Sea  

Aili Vint: 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.

TAMING OF A PAINTING WITH AILI VINT (PILDI SISSE MINEK) 1984  

You become responsible forever, for what you have tamed" wrote A. Saint-Exupéri  (Little Prince)

NB! Aili Vint talks about the process of creating her paintings. English subtitles:

 

MY MARINE PAINTINGS SINCE 1972

010   Shallow Sea 1972 oil on canvas  92 x 115 cm Tartu Art Museum 13-ATD madal meri.jpg

AILI VINT 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

 

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Sea at Käsmu 1991 Oil on canvas, 150 x 175 cm artist’s collection

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After the Rain 1982 Oil on canvas, 100 x 115 cm private collection

Stony Sea  1974  Oil on canvas, 115 x 135 cm  Kumu Art Museum

Stony Sea 1974 Oil on canvas, 115 x 135 cm Kumu Art Museum

1.. Transparent Sea I, 2014 Oil on canvas, 110 x 190,5 cm artist’s collection

2.. Transparent Sea II , 2014 Oil on canvas 110 x 190,5 cm artist’s collection

007  Wet Sea 1986-1995  oil on canvas 150 x 210 cm_ATD2862 - Copy.jpg

6. Wet Sea 1986 - 1995 Oil on canvas 150 x 210 cm private collection

.The. Sea was once red 2007  Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm  private collection

.The. Sea was once red 2007 Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm private collection

From the collections of the Tretjakov Gallery, Moskow .

The Arctic Ocean 1981 Oil on canvas 175 x 200 cm Tretjakov Gallery, Moskow

.XXX Balti regatta. Waiting for the wind. Triptychon II, 1979 Õil on cancas 120 x 153 cm Tretjakovi Galey, Moskow

On the island of Tütarsaar 1986 Oil on canvas 115 x 146 cm Tretjakovi Gallery, Moskow

.  Lazy Sea 1986 ,  Oil on canvasl 100 x 115 cm    private collection

. Lazy Sea 1986, Oil on canvasl 100 x 115 cm private collection

. Stone in coastal water 2000   Oil on canvas 150 x 175 cm    private collection

. Stone in coastal water 2000 Oil on canvas 150 x 175 cm private collection

4 The sea after a storm 1992 oil on canvas 115 x 150 cm.jpg

..Sea after the storm 1984 Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm private collection

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.After storm 1984 Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm private collection

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Reflection of dark clouds 1978 Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

Serene Sea  1982 Oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm  Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

Serene Sea 1982 Oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

Pale Sea 1975 Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm, Kumu Art Museum, Estonia

Glitter on Coastal Water I, 2009 Triptychon Oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm artist’s collection

Glitter on Coastal Water II, 2009 Triptychon II Oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm artist’s collection
Glitter on Coastal Water II, 2009 Triptychon II Oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm artist’s collection

Sea under the dark sky 1975 Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm Kumu Art Museum, Estonia

25 Coa stal Wave on the Black Sea 1983  oil on canvas 100 x 173 cmATD2970.jpg

Coastal wave on the Black sea 1983 Oil on canvas 100 z 173 cm artist’s collection

. Blue-Blue Sea 2010  Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm  artist’s collection

. Blue-Blue Sea 2010 Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm artist’s collection

Black sea 1975  Oil on canvas 100 x 173 cm  Zimmerliy Art Museum, USA

Black sea 1975 Oil on canvas 100 x 173 cm Zimmerliy Art Museum, USA

Glimmering Water 2000  Oil on canvas  92 x 115 cm,  artist’s collection

Glimmering Water 2000 Oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm, artist’s collection

35  Sunset Flash 2011 oil on canvas 110 x 191 cm päikesesähvatus.jpg

Sunset Flash 2011 Oil on canvas 110 x 191 cm, artist’s collection

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The sea ends here (dedicated to Alessandro Baricco) 2007 Oil on canvas 15 0 x 190 cm artist’s collection

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