"The Blue Old Tree (The Sounds of Nature Series )" by Ellen Grael, Mixed Media on 400g Paper
62" X 48"
Mixed Media on 400g Paper
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
I am a Durch artist living and working in Amsterdam. I started drawing at an early age. In my teens I followed private classes with a number of different artists. When I was seventeen, I visited for a study-trip Italy for the first time. Admiring the work of the many Renaissance artists, like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Del Sarto, Botticelli etc. These famous artists where of great influence in my career later.
The materials I choose are minimal; ink, water, pastels and some acrylic paint. My pastel paintings ( drawings ) are a mix of Eastern and Western techniques with a special picturesque effect. Since my time at Art school, my affinity is with paper because the specific characteristics of paper I cannot translate to other materials such as linen.
I partly owe my interest in nature to my education and through the years my love for nature grew and I recorded it on paper.I make many sketches and snapshots of flowers, trees and plants using those to create a personal impression of the natural beauty and not a realistic image. For example, I like the photographic, interesting, abstract effects of the wind when it moves branches and stalks.