Atmospheric oil paintings capture the timeless tranquility of the ocean
Many people find serenity in the vastness of deep blue waters and endless skies. Artist Eva Volf expresses her lifelong love for the ocean in beautiful paintings of tranquil seascapes, white-covered waves, and stormy beaches. Each of her works begins with a visit to the beach, where she takes ample time to conceptualize her art. After making the necessary preparatory sketches, she returns to her studio in Clevland, Ohio to produce the final painting, using brushstrokes so fluid that water rendered to oil shimmers on the canvas.
Volf varies the format of his canvases according to the part of the water that he represents. Smaller circular-shaped pieces, for example, are used to showcase immersive water features. But for the atmospheric scenes of the ocean at sunset, she chooses long, vertical canvases. By selecting this format, she is able to show how the transient colors of the sky are refracted into the soft, rolling waves.
Volf’s award-winning work was presented American art collector magazine and is part of many private and public collections around the world. You can buy her original paintings on Etsy and see more ocean-inspired works by following her on Instagram.