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Longing for the Sea

The love for the sea swings deep inside of me.

Even in childhood there was this feeling of ”coming home” when a blue stripe could be seen in the distance on a vacation trip. The first way led to the beach, hands had to dip into the water, had to greet the waves. And I still do that today.

In my project ”Longing for the Sea” I would like to trace this feeling, this connection with the sea.
I work abstractly in series on paper as well as on wooden panels and canvas.

”I love the sea as much as my soul, because the sea is my soul.”

Heinrich Heine

Welle

Series 1:
"Time for Undine"

Undine, the water woman, the nymph or mermaid, is an ambivalent figure.

For me, the name in this series stands for the ambivalence of water and for its diverse manifestations.

I let myself go and tried to capture the flow with acrylic paint and ink.

The paintings in this first series are all 15 x 25 cm (6‘‘ x 10‘‘) and are made with acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper.

The frames have a format of 28 x 35 cm (11‘‘ x 14‘‘).

Click on the pictures to enlarge the view.

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/01

Time for Undine (1)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/02

Time for Undine (2)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/03

Time for Undine (3)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/04

Time for Undine (4)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/05

Time for Undine (5)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/06

Time for Undine (6)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/07

Time for Undine (7)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/08

Time for Undine (8)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/09

Time for Undine (9)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

I worked with a reduced palette from which I mixed all the colors.

I used Phtalo blue, madder red, cadmium yellow, white and black. Plus green ink.

Longing for the Sea: Series 01/10

Time for Undine (10)

Abstract painting | 80 Euro

On this page the paintings are only framed virtually, the proportions roughly correspond to reality.

The expression of the sea changes with weather conditions, seasons and times of day.

I feel very differently when I look at its movement, the waves, the reflexes. And I always take something with me.

Series 2:
"Sea Gifts"

In this second series I worked with acrylic paints on watercolor paper, too. The larger format required significantly more time and color.

 

The paintings are all 25 x 40 cm (10” x 16”).

The frames have a format of 40 x 50 cm (16” x 20”).

Click on the pictures to enlarge the view.

Longing for the Sea: Series 02/01

Sea Gifts (1): Calm

Abstract painting | 130 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 02/02

Sea Gifts (2): Power

Abstract painting | 130 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 02/03

Sea Gifts (3): Energy

Abstract painting | 130 Euro

Longing for the Sea: Series 02/04

Sea Gifts (4): Depth

Abstract painting | 130 Euro

Here, too, I used a reduced palette: Phthalo blue, magenta, lemon yellow, white and black.

The other colors result in a different mood of the paintings.

Longing for the Sea: Series 02/05

Sea Gifts (5): Rhythm

Abstract painting | 130 Euro

More to come …