Castle
Castle
Castle
Castle

Marlene Llanes

Castle

2020

oil on canvas

24" x 30"

Regular price
$1,375.
Sale price
$1,375

This artwork is unframed

This artwork is ready to hang

This is one of the very few paintings based on a dream. Even though my dreams can be really crazy, I seldom use them for my paintings. This is an exception. The dream was actually a very short one. It was just the painting right in front of my eyes for a few seconds and nothing else. When I woke up I knew I had to paint it so I made a sketch and then I painted it. It almost feels as if I had not created it. It just popped in my head during my sleep. My brain spit it out for me. So there is no story to it. I could come up with some crazy description but I prefer to leave it as it is. It is up to you, the viewer, to find your own interpretation if you feel connected to it. That would make this surreal painting complete and I would feel very happy. The sides are painted so it may hang without a frame. Depth is 0.75".


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About the Artist

Marlene Llanes

Austin, TX

I am fascinated by nature and the calmness it brings. I am intrigued by both, nature and the meaning of our own existence. I usually combine nature with everyday objects in an unusual but meaningful way. I want the viewer to connect to nature as a way to connect with themselves, with their inner-self. I believe that past-present-future are all interconnected and I want to capture this connection as a single moment. 

I rely heavily on light and shadows to create a sense of depth that draws the viewer into a peaceful dreamlike scene. My paintings can be very colorful but through the use of contrast I bring simplicity and order. 

I mainly work with oil on canvas because it is a very flexible medium that allows to create depth of color as well as soft gradients. I work using several layers and glazing. 

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