‘Imitation limitation’ – Day 178/365 – R1900

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‘Imitation limitation’ – Day 178/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Derivative work created with permission from photographer


ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE

I’m always mesmerised by the patterns the ocean makes with the sand as she draws in her tides and consequently also draws all over the beach.⁠
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Today I played around some more with a palette knife to get both textures for detailed sand and smooth sand. It’s kinda fun doing something you haven’t yet figured out fully. There are mystery and magic there. ⁠
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Tools like a palette knife offer a somewhat control freak individual like me (yes you can at once be hippie-dippie and a bit on the OCD spectrum) the element of unpredictability. Which to me, is the real magic to painting nature – capturing that seeming appearance of chaos while knowing there are deeply embedded patterns at play. I think I’m learning the trick is ‘letting go of desires toward imitation.’⁠
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⁠📸Inspired by an @deniscebulec shot

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