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.
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

 

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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  

 

                                                                                                                    

 

AILI VINT: THE TITLES OF THE ABOVE MARINE PAINTINGS MY FIRSTS MARINE

 
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 collection
4.. 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.  Blue-Blue Sea  2010  oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm  artist's collection  
 8.  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
 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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