HOW TO PAINT A PORTRAIT OF THE SEA

Aili Vint: I am the woman, who hopelessly fall in love the Sea and the Sun. - 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.  

PILDI SISSE MINEK (TAIMING 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)
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. 

                                                                                                                          

AILI VINT: THE TITLES OF THE ABOVE MARINE PAINTINGS

1.. Sunset Flash  2011  oil on canvas 110 x 191 cm   artist`s collection
2.  Sunset 1969  gouache painting 75 x 63 cm  Kumu Art Museum
3.  Glimmering Water, 2000, oil on canvas,  120 x 150 cm    private collection 
4.  Stony Sea 1974,  oil on canvas, 115 x 135 cm   Kumu Art Museum
5.. Sea at Käsmu  1991,  oil on canvas, 150 x 175 cm   artist’s collection 
 
6.. Stone in Coastal Water 2000  oil on canvas  150 x 175 cm , private collection
7.  Transparent Sea II,  2014   oil on canvas, 110 x 190,5 cm   artist’s collection
8. Transparent Sea I,  2014   oil on canvas,  110 x 190,5 cm   artist’s collection
9.  After the Rain  1982,  oil on canvas,  100 x 115 cm
 
10  The Sea Was Once Red, 2007, oil on canvas  92 x 115 cm private collection  
11.  Blue-Blue Sea  2010  oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm  artist's collection  
12.  Black Sea 1975,  oil on canvas   100 x 173 cm  Zimmerli Art Museum
13.  On the Island of Tütarsaare  1986,  oil on canvas,  115 x 145 cm  Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow
 
14. Lazy Sea  1986  oil on canvas  100 x 115 cm private  collection
15.. Sea after the Storm  1984  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm   private collection 
16. .After the Storm  1984  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm   private collection 
17. Shallow Sea  1972 oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm   Tartu Art Museum
 
18.  Reflection of Dark Clouds  1978,  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm  Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
19.  Serene Sea   1982,  oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm  Tartu Art Museum
20.  Reflection of Clouds 1986,   oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm  artist's collection
21.  Sea under the Dark Sky 1975,  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm   Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
 
22.  Pale Sea 1975,  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm,  Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
23.  The Sea 1974,  oil on canvas, 115 x 144 cm  artist’s collection
24. The Sea Ends Here  2007  ( dedicated to Alessandro Baricco) , oil on canvas, 15 0 x 190 cm   artist’s collection
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