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Oil by knife

Today I visited another art gallery and the closest I could come a fish this time, was candy in a bowl on the table – liquorice fish 🙂 The exhibition at Galleri Fiskhuset is by Mary Ahl Ljungström. Mostly oil paintings by knife. There are some acryl and pastel too. I could find different quality of technique and colour. Not in the same class as saturday’s opening.

There were both linear and scenic motifs. Many compositions with typical 3D perspective with central point in the middle. It was only two paintings I liked, because they are painted in oil by brush. The art work “11. Skugga” for example (oil by brush) has a soft texture and light colours. The tree facing the sunlight while the shadow throws to the wall.

Autumn colours in the motifs from “29. Central Park” light up a singel wall in the gallery. In the painting “Solnedgång Manhattan”. The artist paints a split screen. The sunlight splits the motif – with Empire State Buildning to the right and other high buildings to the left. This give focus on single buildings.

In “13. Blåsväder”, the artist paints a movement when she show how trees moves by the storm and in the background, she amplifies the movement by waves hitting the coast. The difference in techniques and style doesn’t interest my curiosity. Since the last exhibition at Galleri Sjöhästen, it’s difficult to find same good art.

To paint forest fire three times in three different set of color, is to much. For me, it’s ok with one. I didn’t say that is bad or not high quality art, but I like strong colors, cubism or abstract paintings and surrealistic art.

© Björn Blomqvist 2015-09-22