sailing the forgotten sea


#1

Hello guys
For me, the power in Yerka art, lies in the tension between his peaceful competitions, to the certain discomfort feeling that hides beneath his symbols.
In my piece I tried to test this principals using the concept of a long gone sea.
hope you enjoy this- for me it was a wonderful ride
Good luck to you all- grate pieces around
Lior Arditi


#2

Very skillfully done. You have hit the nail on the head about the lies in the tension between his peaceful competitions and discomfort…I missed this out in my art work!


#3

Nice work!
Good luck


#4

This is really good, one of the best IMO


#5

This is one of my favourites… really nicely done!


#6

Nice. I would live there. but try and fix up the yard if I Did :wink:


#7

You have very nice work here. Submarine is just great! Good luck!


#8

Good colour palette and contrast here, I also like the little buildings and details, they remind me a bit of Escher for some reason, maybe that’s to do with the perspective.

Good work!


#9

Really nice color combination…All the very best!


#10

Nice use of color. You have created a desolate and desperate world, but very beautiful at the same time. Congratulations and good luck!


#11

Thanks guys for your comments.
this piece started full of details. I planed the desert around to be planted with all kind of ships racks, old furniture, crabs-clock in the fg. but then I got to the old saying- “less is more”…
I figure the wide open horizon is a much better bg then a busy scene that might still all the attention out of the main issue of this painting.
The most important thing was the lesson I got while working on this piece, trying to crack Jeck Yerka style. it was very different then what I usually do, and I must say it opened a big door to another way of thinking, which I’m sure going to use in the future.
so no matter if this piece will win a prize or not, I gained my profit out of this challenge.
Good luck to you all- I was most impressed of the work around.:applause:
Cheers
Lior


#12

I keep coming back to this image. I think you made a good decision about the “less is more” idea. I really like, at least, a half dozen of the final entries… but if I were to hang this picture in my house, I wouldn’t tire of catching a glimpse of it daily. You perfectly placed (with depth and color) the islands/ships… and seem to pull some emotion out of something otherwise quite barren. I truly enjoy it.


#13

Thank you so much Steve- you made my day (actually it’s a night over here). this is the best compliment an artist can ever get.
Cheers.
Lior


#14

What Steve said.
It resonates emotionally for me too, and the architecture is so lovely!
Yeah, this one and the guy who won are my favorites.


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