KorsonOraakkeli's avatar

The Sauna Path

56 Favourites
19 Comments
225 Views
Watercolours, A3. Painted from my own photo ref.

This is my grandmother's snowy sauna path, lit by a single wall mounted lamp when the darkness is about to fall on a mid-winter night. Her health is starting to fail and I'm not sure if she'll walk on this familiar path ever again.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
1535x2047px 512.32 KB
Make
HUAWEI
Model
STF-L09
Shutter Speed
200/10000 second
Aperture
F/2.2
ISO Speed
108
Published:
Comments19
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
peet's avatar
Gorgeous work - you have a real mastery of the medium which, as a fellow watercolorist, is always a joy to see!
KorsonOraakkeli's avatar
Now you're just too kind. :) Thank you!
peet's avatar
It's a fitting comment ;)
Dreagthe's avatar

Wow, so cold and icy! You build up the depth of the trees with the light and shadow really well.

KorsonOraakkeli's avatar
Thanks for the compliment! :hug: Yeah, it was a clear and cold night.
kgemeni's avatar
The trees have such realistic volume!
ikazon's avatar

This is a lovely painting. I hope there's some good news where her health is concerned, though. Sending good wishes your way :heart:

KorsonOraakkeli's avatar
Thank you, you're so kind. :hug: All of her siblings and loved ones have passed away already. She's all prepared to leave too and just hopes that she may die peacefully. It's all a part of life.
Henelb's avatar
Nice winteestudy! 
KorsonOraakkeli's avatar
Thanks! I did enjoy painting it too. :)
MontyMouse's avatar
Wonderful painting, sounds daft but I can feel your emotion in the way it's painted. Hope your grandmother does get to use it again. 
KorsonOraakkeli's avatar
Thank you, I hope so too but it's unlikely. I put the painting into a cheap frame already and I'll bring it to her the next time I visit her in the care place.

It's not daft what you're saying.. Art can convey many feelings and messages without actually having to spell it out. :)
QueenslandChris's avatar
I've heard of the saunas in Finland...or maybe it was Sweden :ponder: where did Anders Zorn live? :D
KorsonOraakkeli's avatar
I've never heard of Anders Zorn, he sounds kinda Swedish to me :)

It's called sauna by us Finns and bastu by our Swedish neighbours.
QueenslandChris's avatar
You're right , he was a Swedish painter. I think if I lived in such a chilly place a sauna would be one of my favorite places.:D

KorsonOraakkeli's avatar
Ha, well we also bathe in the sauna in the summer, so...
QueenslandChris's avatar
I don't think I have a good understanding of a sauna. I shall look into it. :D
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In