Angelika Millmaker

Winter Sparkle

$1,347.00 USD
Acrylic, watercolour, ink on canvas
60 x 60 x 4 cm / 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 in
Executed in 2020

Skiing is the artist's dream, to be one with the pillows of white sparkling snow. The sky has the royal hue of blue tinted white, the colourful ski jackets like stars are a beautiful sight. Skiing over the soft waves of white among the majestic evergreens is pure magic and fun.

The essence of this painting is rooted in the colours and landscapes from Scandinavia and the traditional beautiful design of Nordic art. The Norwegian landscape comes alive during the long summer days and light nights of the midnight sun, and then becomes majestically silent as the autumn colours fade into the white snowfalls of winter. This quality of light gives colours a brilliance that is rarely found in other regions. The difference between the cool, cold almost whitish blue winter landscape and the bright colours of summer is very inspiring to the artist, and the paintings are characterized by bold contrasts between colours, textures, shapes and light.

In the work it may be possible to trace the pure white light of a winter day or the vibrancy of a flower in a variety of unexpected ways. Departing from a single vision from nature the paintings try to show her inner mechanisms and vitality not represented by appearance, but by the emotions these visions create in the viewer.

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