Nature is full of dazzling plants that are often underestimated. Painter Kateryna Mazhuha, however, uses dramatic effect to bring out the best in each of her organic subjects. The Illinois-based artist captures pine cones, bouquets of flowers, and other plants in oil paintings that appear to be seen in a tunnel.
In this unique approach, Mazhuha directs his subject in the middle of the canvas. Then she uses her palette to surround the flora in stripes of color, creating an explosion of stars. This technique not only magnifies the dynamism of plant life, but also draws the viewer’s attention to the center of the fascinating design.
Regardless of its subject, Mazhuha is able to make the plant look like it goes on forever in this expressive style. Brown-toned pine cones, for example, stretch out to every corner of the rectangular canvas as if distorted by a camera lens. Likewise, a bouquet of yellow flowers becomes more abstract the further away it is from the center.
You can purchase original oil paintings through Mazhuha’s Etsy store and keep up to date with her latest work by following the artist on Instagram.
Artist Kateryna Mazhuha uses an incredible “tunnel vision” effect in her oil paintings of flowers and plants.
Kateryna Mazhuha: Etsy | Instagram
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