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Elaine Marx - Montpellier | Landscape Art Fine Art
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Elaine Marx - "Montpellier"

"Montpellier"

Montpellier
Oil on Canvas, US$ 172

Montpellier

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Details

Oil on Canvas

W: 560mm x H: 460mm x D: 25mm
W: 22" x H: 18" x D: 1"

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)

Price

US$ 172

Scale

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About "Montpellier"

During a visit France, I was fortunate to visit the city of Montpellier with its lovely Cathedral. When we were touring the beautiful Cape, I realized that a wine farm shares the name of Montpellier. This painting is of the entrance of the wine farm Montpellier. There is a certain 'peace' in that area, something that cannot be described but has to be experienced.

Elaine Marx

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About Elaine

I often choose a subject that evokes a feeling of nostalgia or a childhood memory. Interesting people or places are a great inspiration. After visiting a new place in our lovely country or abroad, I usually feel the need to create a new body of work. New subjects are always discovered during my travels.
I usually start out with sketching the composition and then decide on the colour range. I enjoy starting with the darkest tone values first, as I can determine the contrasts that I am aiming for. Although this gives me some kind of idea of where the painting might go, it is never a given and the painting always evolves on its own. There are times when I enjoy using a limited palette and other times I might use brighter or subdued colours. Oils are definitely my preferred medium!
Rembrandt and Monet are my two great influences. I always admire their works, Monet for his loose technique as an impressionist and Rembrandt for his attention to detail.
I feel that each artwork is very personal. Real Art is probably the only remaining thing that is not mass produced. Creating something that has never been created and never will be created again is an awesome feeling. I always hope to get that feeling to my buyers.

Price Range

US$ 82-632

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Exhibitions

Elaine takes part in several exhibitions each year, with the highlight being the Annual Winter Exhibition at Art Alive Art School in Benoni.

Education

H.E.D. and many years of attendance at private art schools

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