The Japanese Camellia | Original Pink Floral Painting

$1,100.00

Oil on Birch + Frame options below

Original Size: 16 X 12 Inches

Approach: Alla Prima Impressionism

The original Japanese Camellia Oil Painting is inspired by one of the many beautiful flowers we find across our great planet. By contrasting the dark background and foliage, with the brilliantly bright pink Japanese Camellias, the flowers jump right off the piece. The variety and texture found within the pink flowers also helps the creations come to life, by adding a textural feel. Get lost in the piece as you dance around with the foliage and smell the sweet fragrance from within your own mind. These focus features really help to make this original Japanese Camellia oil painting, one of my favorites. Flowers just have a magical way of taking out of our busy lives and into a space of peace and optimism.

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The Japanese Camellia Painting | Original Oil on Board

The original Japanese Camellia Oil Painting is inspired by one of the many beautiful flowers we find across our great planet. I love when still life paintings are placed against very dark backgrounds, it adds such visual interest and power. And for this painting, I wanted to imitate that effect. By contrasting the dark background and foliage with the brilliantly bright pink Japanese Camellias, it simply begs us to lean in and smell the flowers. I am also really happy with the variety and texture found within the pink flowers and the speckling of light across the leaves. They really help to make this original Japanese Camellia oil painting, one of my favorites.

Painting flowers is one of the most relaxing and rewarding creative endeavors that I encourage all to explore. These, often ignored, subtle little beauties hold so much color, warmth, and variation it is astounding we don't all get lost in their gaze on a daily basis. That very fact was the inspiration behind this piece. Up here in blizzard country, NEPA, we can go 9 months without a sunny day in sight. That, or it's just to cold to venture into the wild. So I painted these Japanese Camellias, to help bring some life back into those grey days. Perhaps they can bring a little light into your life as well, on those especially troubling days...we all need it.

The Japanese Camellia Oil Painting was created by artist and illustrator Andrew Gaia. In addition, he painted it in an impressionist style, utilizing the Alla Prima technique. Meaning, painted all at once, to trap in the ever changing varieties of pinks and red that can emerge when combining layers of paint. Also, Andrew utilizes the wet on wet technique, balancing thick over thin layers of paint. So, the result is a multi-layered impressionist piece that perfectly captures the depth of color and light found throughout the foliage and flower petals.

Pink Japanese Camellia Oil Painting on Board Floral

Japanese Camellia Oil on Board Floral

Title: The Japanese Camellia

Technical Specs:

Medium: Oil Paint

Surface: Birch Board

Size: 16 X 12 Inches

Frame: 3 in. White Solid Wood Plein Air frame (Black also available, leave a note in purchase or email me before purchasing andrewgaia13@gmail.com)

Approach: Alla Prima

Andrew Gaia is a Fine Artist and Illustrator from the great forest state of Pennsylvania. From an early childhood, nature and the world around him, inspired the artist to see and appreciate things in a unique way. As he developed his Artistic and Oil Painting abilities, it became clear that his way of viewing the world was different then those around him. Being able to see the entire universe in a single moment, drove so much passion and appreciation for this world, that Andrew Knew he had to share it. So, with an array of creative and visual abilities, and multiple decades of dedication and education, he paints.

Andrew captures moments, feelings, life.... in original paintings for all to draw power from. Look within the layers of paint, the expression of color, and dance of light and be teleported to a place so expansive, that time stands still. "Let my work draw out the life, love, peace, and tranquility that we all need.... and all have within us."

Additional information

Weight1.9 oz
Dimensions12 × .25 × 16 in