Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The mermaid and the crocodile

"The mermaid and the crocodile"
81 x 115 cm
Oil on linen canvas, 2010

I am back home from the holidays. It was so sweet to visit Norway and spend time on the summer cabin. Nevertheless, I was really anxious to get back in the studio to paint on a larger canvas with big brushes. It was super fun to paint all those ripples.


jesusest@gmail.com said...

great work Antti, refreshing for this hot summer, nice.Cheers

Antti Rautiola said...

Thank you very much :)
I took the liberty to spy on your students work. They are doing great, please tell my greetings to them.


Erik van Elven said...

With canvases that big I guess you would need rollerblades just to move from the left to the right of the painting :)
Excellent work.

Sneyder C. said...

Me fascina tu pintura, llena de color y viveza Rautiola.

Un cordial saludo

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Beautiful painting, Antti. The water is wonderful the way it swirls around the children.

Candace X. Moore said...

Reminds me of Sorolla. Nice.

Antti Rautiola said...

Thanks guys!
I am a huge fan of Sorolla´s work. He was truly a remarkable painter.

Caroline Peña Bray said...

This is great, Antti. I particularly love it when you include water in your pieces as you capture it in a unique and inspiring way. Great stuff!