Painting “Stone City Atop the Adriatic Sea” is a story about the relationship of man-made and natural world. The sea is not a mere background but the foundation upon which a mountain of stone is set. The man-made structures then grow from the stone base like an extension of this natural wonder. The sea flows through and circulates around the entire composition. The textures, colors and rhythms of both worlds are in perfect balance. The subtle curves balance out the man-made geometry, infusing the painting with the grace of the natural world.
Following is a selection of studies made in a span of several weeks or months. Follow the development of the idea behind the painting from its conception to completion.
Information for the Collector
All artwork is painted on 100% cotton rag watercolor paper with professional grade watercolor paints. The size of the finished work is 15 x 22 inches (38 x 56 centimeters). All studies are 11 x 15 inches (28 x 38 centimeters) in size. All original Novotny artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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