Paradise - A Descriptive Narrative Of a Painting Brought To Life.

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Photography may be the ultimately more effective and logical alternative to drawing

or painting, but more thought and feeling goes into a painting than a photograph. Photography is fairly simple in comparison to painting, which is the more complex task hands down. With photography, the composition is already completely arranged, but with a painting the objective is much more open to analysis by the artist. The artist has the ability to capture much more sensation, understanding, and significance in an event and apply this passionate ambition to his or her paintbrush when creating a masterpiece. When dealing with reality, I think although a photograph may represent an actual remembrance of a person, object, or situation, a painting created from scratch adds reality of the perception to equation. The artist may be able to emphasize certain aspects of the picture to illustrate the feeling or event to be more realistic.

Reality is always open to a different observation and assessment by each and every individual. While frantically looking for a piece of art that caught my attention, the artist in this particular piece of painting that I stumbled upon used very subtle, but not light contrasting colors. The brushstrokes of the painter's brush made it feel as if the clear blue waters of the ocean were calmly moving, and as if the clouds were drifting in the sky. The artist helped me to vividly envision myself at that paradise by using these techniques.

The beach is a beautiful place to relax and "reset" yourself, as you watch the bright deep-orange of the beautiful sparkling sand, or the clear radiant blue sky, not forgetting the gleaming teals and light blues of the calmly flowing waters. Take a soft warm blanket or the security of your significant other and imagine indulging yourself...