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Waves Painting

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Waves by Stevyn Llewellyn 24″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas. December 2014

Another work in progress of my Sea series. This piece is 24″ x 48″ and rendered in acrylic. The approach to this painting is similar to my other one The Sea, where it created entirely with a pallete knife rather than a brush. this particular image took several reworkings and the intention was to evoke the force of the waves and the motion of the sea. The approach is to depict the spontaneous ephemeral movement of the ocean.

 

Waves

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Waves I by Stevyn Llewellyn
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Waves II by Stevyn Llewellyn
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Waves III by Stevyn Llewellyn
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Waves IV by stevyn Llewellyn

This summer, I worked on a series of plein-air paintings of the ocean from the coastlines of Oregon. Some I painted from life, others, I began as loose impressions and embellished them later with a pallate knife.  The process of creating these particular series of works was immensely satisfying and ultimately liberating. For these images, I really let the paint itself take command, to let the medium be what it is, rather than trying to control it. To approach this work with pallate knives limited my ability to achieve too much realism, which was an appropriate method for the ever-changing surface of the ocean.  The result was more raw, pure and energetic, which gave it a sense of immediacy and vigor, and hopefully achieved my intention of capturing the massive force of the waves.

Painting outdoors was very refreshing and I ended up taking several trips to the coast, as well as the base of mount hood to study the landscapes from life.

The 4-panels are all sold separately on society 6 as high quality prints at my online shop  here.  Alternatively, click each image above to be directed to it’s respective page.

 

Starry Siren

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Cosmic mermaid artist Stevyn Llewellyn.

Cosmic mermaid gazing at the crescent moon by artist Stevyn Llewellyn. Rendered in smooth vector lines and hand painted watercolor, this luminous siren is timeless and beautiful, available now here.

A Sailor’s Dream

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A Sailor’s Dream by Artist Stevyn Llewellyn

Smiling watercolor and vector mermaid with an anchor tattoo by artist Stevyn Llewellyn available here.

DESCRIPTION
The Vector frame is made from solid wood with a contemporary, angular profile measuring 0.87″ wide x 0.87″ deep. A gesso coating gives the moulding rich color and a smooth finish. Premium shatterproof acrylic protects the art print, while an acid free dust cover on the back provides a custom finish. Includes wall hanging hardware.

Paper size 10″ x 10″. Printed area 8″ x 8″. Framed fine art print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using an advanced digital dry ink method to ensure vibrant image quality.

 

 

Golden Siren Art Print

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A gilded mermaid by artist Stevyn Llewellyn. Created in smooth vector lines, and hand painted watercolor. On sale now exclusively here.
Description:
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

Ombre Mermiad

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Lovely ombre rainbow-colored mermaid rendered in smooth vector lines achieving rich tonal gradients. Now for sale exclusively here.

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.
The 8″ x 8″ mini art print is $22.88, with many other size options to choose from.

 

Spring Siren

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Lovely floral watercolor collage by artist Stevyn Llewellyn now available for sale exclusively here.

Description:
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

8″ x 8″ art print $22.88, offered in multiple sizes.

Golden Flower Mermaid

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Beautiful flowery psychedelic siren by artist Stevyn Llewellyn for sale now exclusively here.

Hand painted watercolor, vector line work, and photoshop for a luminous colorful mermaid.

Description of art print:
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

Flower Mermaid

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Beautiful flowery psychedelic siren by artist Stevyn Llewellyn now on sale here.
Using Illustrator, photography, hand painted watercolor and photoshop, this floral siren is a luminous figure.

Description of print:
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

 

The Sea

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I’ve been working on several new paintings recently inspired by some weekend drives to the shores of Oregon. Some plein-air studies have yielded more substantial works in both size and intensity. The one above is based on a wave formation I photographed.

For this work, I limited myself to only using pallate knives as opposed to brushes. The result is a much more rough and visceral look, which has an imperfect energy to it. I want to convey the force of the water, and the medium is a good way of depicting that. Also, the act of painting itself is more spontaneous, kinetic and energizing.  Painting is this way allows me to let the paint be paint, and permit the medium to describe the scene, as opposed to attempting to replicating it exactly. This approach may lead to more in this series.