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 (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: THE TITLES OF THE ABOVE MARINE PAINTINGS

1.. Sunset 1969  gouache painting 75 x 63 cm   Kumu Art Museum
2.  Sunset Flash  2011  oil on canvas 110 x 191 cm   artist`s collection
3.  Glimmering Water, 2000, oil on canvas,  120 x 150 cm    private collection 
4.  Sea at Käsmu  1991,  oil on canvas, 150 x 175 cm   artist’s collection 
 
 5.   Stony Sea 1974,  oil on canvas, 115 x 135 cm   Kumu Art Museum
 6.   Transparent Sea II,  2014   oil on canvas, 110 x 190,5 cm   artist’s collection
 7.   Transparent Sea I,  2014   oil on canvas,  110 x 190,5 cm   artist’s collection
 8.    After the Rain  1982,  oil on canvas,  100 x 115 cm    private collection
 
  9.. The Sea Was Once Red, 2007, oil on canvas  92 x 115 cm   private collection  
  10.  Blue-Blue Sea  2010  oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm   artist's collection  
  11.  Stone in Coastal Water 2000  oil on canvas  150 x 175 cm , private collection
  12.  On the Island of Tütarsaare  1986,  oil on canvas,  115 x 145 cm   Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow
 
   13.  Lazy Sea  1986  oil on canvas  100 x 115 cm    private  collection
   14.  Sea after the Storm  1984  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm   private collection 
   15.  After the Storm  1984  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm   private collection 
   16.  Reflection of Dark Clouds  1978,  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm  Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
 
   17.  Serene Sea   1982,  oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm  Tartu Art Museum
   18.  Pale Sea 1975,  oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm,  Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
   19.   Glints on Coastal Water I  2009 triptych oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm  artist´s collection
   20.  Glints on Coastal Water II   2009 triptych oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm  artist´s collection
 
   21.  Glints on Coastal Water III   2009 triptych oil on canvas 81 x 312 cm  artist´s collection
   22.  Sea under the Dark Sky 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.  Black Sea 1975,  oil on canvas   100 x 173 cm   Zimmerli Art Museum,  USA
 
   25.  Coastal Wave on the Black Sea   1983    oil on canvas  100 z 173 cm   artist´s collection
   26.  The Sea Ends Here  2007  ( dedicated to Alessandro Baricco) , oil on canvas, 15 0 x 190 cm   artist’s collection
.  27.  Shallow Sea  1972 oil on canvas,  92 x 115 cm   Tartu Art Museum

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