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"...I always question myself if an harbor is a place to stay or to go away...
Depends on the ropes (ties) I guess..."

José Fortunato

While being in Holland, visiting my Mother-in- law, who is very ill, we had many dinners in Loosdrecht's harbor, which inspired me to paint this oil.
The music gives this painting an extra melancholic effect, which really makes me feel home sick.

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for accompanying classical guitar music

I used a lot of texture in this painting (impasto) see detailed picture. Since an oil impasto would take up to a year to dry, I used a modeling paste texturing the canvas first. Then I just painted this oil with big rough bristles (dry brushing technique) and lots of different palette knives.

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Mildred Ann Utroska 27 Jul 2010

Full of energy and colors excellent abstract.

Stanko Buljovcic 11 Jan 2010

This is what I like, and I just don't see...

jimmy guan 13 Nov 2009

Amazing Texture!

silvana vistola 04 Nov 2009

amazing work! misterious, dramatic and magic!

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