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.

 

Pildi sisse minek (taming of a painting with Aili Vint) 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 firsts 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. XXX Balti regatta. Triptychon II, 1979 Õil on cancas 120 x 153 cm  Tretjakovi galerii, Moskva

9. The Arctic Ocean 1981 Oil on canvas 175 x 200 cm  Tretjakov Galery, Moskva

10. On the island of Tütarsaar 1986 Oil on canvas 115 x 146 cm Tretjakovi galerii, Moskva

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20 ..Glitter on Coastal Water III 2009 triptika Oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm artist’s collection

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

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

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

24. Glimmering Water 2000 Oil on canvas 2 x 115 cm, artist’s collection

25. Black sea1975 Oil on canvas 100 x 173 cm Zimmerliy Art Museum, USA

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

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

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