Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Low Tide"

Oil on canvas 12 x12" ( 30 x 30 cm) After Emile A.Gruppe'
$ 300


Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Mariano, it's Great! I was just on line this morning checking out his work. You are an amazing talent. Well done my friend.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Joan,
Got to be one of the nicest comment i got! Thank a lot. I study 3 of his books last 3 weeks, and i was dying out to try is system. Writing with oil , mixing directly on the canvas, a lot of medium to facilitate brushstokes. I like it a lot, plus i love his subject matter. A lot of boats from an era gone by....... As a retired captain it has a lot of attraction to me. My grandfather back in Italy had 15 of
those boats that Gruppe' loved to paint so much! Yes ship and seamens are the same all over the world, just like Artists. Thank again. My grand kids left 1 hour ago.

Galina Nikolova said...

Dear Mariano,
Joan is absolutely right, it is amazing! As soon as I saw it I realized that this a masterpiece. The composition and the perspective, everything gathered in careful shapes and true colors! Congratulations, Dear Friend!

Happy New Year
Wish you happiness and inspiration!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Galina,
you honor me, unfortunatly is a copy of Emile A.Gruppe', so I don't deserve your praise. Recently I bought 3 of his book,and was fascinated by his subject matter and his system. He was an Artist and a Art Teacher with his own academy for 40 years. You are right, his composition and perspective are second to none. Masterpiece- is a true statement. I will do more copies of his work (he has some incredibly fantastic trees!)hoping that his spirit rub off on me!!!! Deat Galina thank you very much.

Celeste Bergin said... did a wonderful copy of Gruppe's painting! ...I did a copy of a Gruppe once and mine turned out terrible! This is just right--I hope you will do more. :)

mario said...

Ciao Mariano, sto osservando con molto interesse le tue opere e ti devo dire che mi hanno molto colpito, come questa marina, ma anche le nature morte. Un caro saluto dall'Italia

Victor Errington said...

Mariano, I absolutely love this one. Frame it and hang it in the best place in your Home ( or mine,Joke ) It needs to be placed in a place of honour my friend. All the best Mariano.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
Thank you very much I appreciate that, and yes I plan to do more.His brushwork is very appealing to me, His drawings and prospective are a lesson to all.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Ciao Mario,
Grazie per la tua espressione di sostenimento, hai preso 2 piccioni con una fava, infatti sto studiando 3 libri di Gruppe', e ho anche comprato un DVD di Daniel Edmonson (la natura morta che hai notato)e sto pensando di fare una corso con Lui per 2 mesi e mezzo ogni settimana ti manda un DVD, e quando gli mandi l'email con la tua interpretazione Lui ti spedisce dietro una critica con sistemi per migliorarlo. Cosi' come vedi ho iniziato l'anno con dei bei progetti. Un saluto Ave... visto che sei Romano.

Arti said...

Hi Mariano, this is a wonderful painting, without doubt! You have done it very well, even if its a take on Gruppe's painting.I saw his works and was very impressed!You deserve the praise to present it in such style.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Vic,
Thanks a lot for your nice comment. This is a masterpiece of Emile A.Gruppe' an American Artist and teacher, that die before I came to the US, i just finished reading and studying his books, that are invaluable for me. The underlaying success of his work is for me the drawing and prospective, just incredible skills. Well worth me studying it! No wonder you like it ! He is also using orange on his palette, that is a new color to me. I saw the possibilities of the orange studying the Zorn palette, is a nice color very powerfull! Stay worm Vic.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Arti,
thank you very much for your wounderful comment. I really love Gruppe' and after studying his books I think making some of his oils, give me a better chance to understand his work. Not to mention I can work in the studio, as outside is cold!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful piece, Mariano. I love the colours and the subject.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Shari,
thank you, this is a copy of Emile A.Gruppe'. A famous American artist and teacher, I studied 3 of his book last month, (on brush strokes and composition) precious books from witch one can learn a lot.