Every summer, people flock to the lakes and beaches in search of the serenity that the water provides. London based artist Yulia Martynova captures the idealized tranquility of lazy ocean days in her series of acrylic paintings and abstract watercolors.
The series, titled Blue Bay, focuses on aerial views of marinas dotted with boats. Martynova combines the fluidity of watercolor medium with the opacity of acrylic to create these images. “I distinctly remember having the bulb moment when my eye caught a white brush stroke on a deep blue and the little floating boat and shadow came to life,” the artist recalls to My Modern Met. While aquatic spots in various shades of blue mimic the slow motion of water, the pristine white sailboats stand out as relaxing subjects for the eye to rest on.
Martynova spent a considerable amount of time experimenting with various mediums before deciding that watercolor best represented the depth of the ocean. In addition, the artist is determined about the size of his work. Blue Bay the images are all painted on small and medium canvases to make the monochrome maritime worlds more personal and immersive for viewers.
You can own works of the Blue Bay series by visiting Martynova online shop.
Artist Yuliya Martynova explores the serenity of water in her paintings of seascapes.
Her Blue Bay series focuses on aerial views of marinas.
The paintings are minimalist, showing sporadic areas of deep blues and the occasional sailboat.
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