Vancouver Island Impressions – Ludek Sotola
January 19 – February 29, 2021
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Oil and Watercolour paintings of Vancouver Island
Although I paint in the studio and in the field, I am increasingly more and more interested in painting in the field as it is very immediate and a quicker, looser style of painting is required.
My goal when painting is to create a work with imagery that exudes a mood and atmosphere that tells the story of the scene that has caputred my attention. I am also interested in capturing the play of light on the scene. To date, the subject matter of my painting is not limited. I am exploring still life, portraiture, landscapes, marine and city scenes, horses, people and florals. I prefer a loose, representational style of painting.
I have always been excited by painting and drawing, and I continue to use those mediums to express my interpretations. I do pencil drawing regularly,which includes Life Drawing sessions at VIU as I believe beneath each successful painting there must be a well rendered drawing with a strong composition.