In 2005 Ortner began to confront his life long intoxication with the ocean. Influenced by the emotional complexity of great old master paintings Ortner began to explore a particular kind of intensity realized through the layering of oil paint. Through his process Ortner holds both the muscular immediacy and the delicacy he experiences in the ocean. [source RAN ORTNER]
Friday, September 25, 2015
Photo-realist art - Ran Ortner - layers of the sea
more than a few months ago, Free Planet featured the photo-realistic oil-pastel sea-scape finger-painting of Zaria Forman. The equally-amazing photo-realistic sea-scape oil-paintings of Ran Ortner is today's topic: what an amazing portfolio.