Have you ever looked out of an airplane window and admired the fluffy shapes of clouds? At this altitude, they seem to create their own kind of landscape. Artist Marina kusraeva not only captures the beauty of voluptuous and fleeting clouds, but also reinvents the sky as a surreal seascape, in which whales swim through pink clouds instead of blue waves.
Each canvas presents an exquisite sky enhanced by the dazzling colors of the sun. Kusraeva adds one or more whales to the painting, always making sure that they interact with the many clouds the same way they would with water. And because her style is so effortlessly realistic, with soft, rounded brush strokes and a defocused effect, these scenes come across as tempting daydreams.
While Kusraeva specializes in peach hues, reminiscent of hot days, she also creates paintings on the same subject with a bluer palette. These cooler tones give surrealism a very different effect, imbuing it with a sense of foreboding, as if the clouds are about to turn into a storm.
Russian artist Marina Kusraeva creates surreal paintings in which whales dive into a sky of cotton candy pink clouds.
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