Bring Home Summer
Bring home summer with impressionist oil paintings of New Zealnd by Ekaterina Chernova:
* sparkling ocean
* summer beaches
* local scenes
* rolling hills of the farmland
This art book contains over 50 landscape oil paintings of New Zealand.
Most of these paintings have been completed en plein air (from French: "open air"), where the scene is painted outdoors, directly on the spot.
Ekaterina's paintings are bright and dynamic.
She uses palette knife for larger pieces like iconic beach scenes with New Zealand native Christmas tree called Pohutukawa, which is covered with large crimson blooms in summer.
Make this your coffee table book - enjoy bright colors and charming summer scenes. Discuss art with your friends. Get inspired by oil paintings.
"There is a lot learn from nature by painting real places. Sometimes I would just go for a walk with my light weight easel and a backpack of oil paints.
Artist encounters a lot of challenges while painting outside: sudden rain, wind that can tip the easel, burning sun. One day I have painted a beach scene, it only took several hours. Next morning I had the worst sunburn I've ever experienced in my life. So have to be careful, and always grab a snack from home - you never know how many interesting scenes you will discover that day:)
Sunrise is the most magical time to paint sky. And water is absolutely gorgeous at any time of the day or weather conditions. New Zealand summer is fun, countryside reminds me a lot about my childhood in Ukraine.
Art is Magic! Impressions are food for your heart, and I only wish to feed you delicacies" - artist, Ekaterina Chernova