Summer at the Seine

12.00"W x 9.00"H x 0.8"D

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Dixie Galapon


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: gogh, van, river, seine, tower, eiffel, expressionist, sky, impressionist, paris, moonlight, france, stars, summer

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

There is something really captivating about the Eiffel tower - even more so when you see it set against a moonlit backdrop and the nighttime shimmer of the Seine river. This image was inspired by a photo I took while cruising along the Seine a few years ago. It was summertime, and surprisingly cold and a little drizzly. Yet like every other tourist on the boat, I snapped tons of photos. Some of my photos turned out blurry because of the rain and the movement of the boat, but yet they created some good inspiration for this painting. I especially like the brushstrokes on the trees and the stars in this picture; and the bright colors on this painting are so much fun! It seems that every artist will attempt to paint the Eiffel Tower at some point in their lifetime. This is my rendition which was done "alla prima", which means in one sitting. I hope you enjoy!

Most of us are captivated by beautiful imagery in our daily life: a vibrant sunset, a beautiful piece of architecture, a garden. And yet, with our busy lives, we don’t always have time to enjoy what we already have in our surroundings. I am an artist living in San Diego, painting for over 20 years. My daytime profession is in healthcare, but my artful spirit calls me to create on a regular basis. I began experimenting with oil paints as a young teen. In college I continued my endeavors with various media, and accomplished the equivalent of a Minor of Art in college. After college I pursued a graduate degree in psychology, yet still I continued painting. I have apprenticed under Tetrachromat Artist Concetta Antico in San Diego. Through her instruction, I became the oil painter and artist I am today. In spite of my day job in healthcare, I am regularly compelled to paint and share meaningful images with others in my own colorful and playful style.

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