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Picture “Boat” upside down - A memorable event happened in December 1961. It overwhelmed the Museum of Modern Art, located in New York. And all that was interesting was that…

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How miniatures were created on enamel in the 17-18 centuries. Enamel.
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Realistic landscapes by Ed Rocher

For more than three decades, an internationally known contemporary artist from Canada, Ed Roche, has created extraordinary masterpieces that evoke a wide range of feelings, memories and emotions in the viewer. Ed Rocher is known worldwide for his realistic paintings of Newfoundland.
He was born and raised in the picturesque seaside town of Middle Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The region of Newfoundland is the easternmost region of Canada, located on the Atlantic coast. Ed Rocher had a wonderful opportunity to explore this incredibly picturesque environment – wilderness with broad coastline vistas and cliffs. Steep cliffs, ancient beaches, sapphire-colored open sea, and the emerald green of the meadows were his “playground”. Such an environment has become a backdrop for the future, a keen desire to capture our observations.
Painting by Ed Roches With an early age, Ed Roche had a talent for drawing. He acted as a school artist and spent a lot of time creating works for the needs of the school. Since this forced him to miss other interesting activities – sports, etc., in his youth his interest in painting decreased. Landscape Ed Rocher Fortunately, a few years later, an incident intervened, and a blizzard played out to keep him “imprisoned” in his niece’s house for several days. Ed began to draw in order to dispel boredom, and his passion for art was re-ignited.
His brush was always ready to capture the broad vistas and turmoil of a busy harbor, the light from the church window on a frosty winter evening, the brilliant sunsets in charming bays, or the light streaming through the window of an old deserted school. The plots of the pictures are people, the sea, boats, yachts, boats, villages with cozy, neat houses.
Ed Roche experimented a lot with different types of paint, trying to define his own style and form. While several original oil paintings are in private collections, he ultimately realized that acrylic paints provide the atmosphere that is most characteristic of his unique, individual style and realistic vision of Newfoundland landscapes.
In 1997, Ed Rocher helped form the association Realist Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador, an organization that supports the professional development of its members through travel, workshops, special projects, and newsletters, as well as recognition of their work through a series of awards. Ed believes that such support contributes to the growth of the artist.
Ed Roche collaborates with the corporation Pine Ridge Art, which produces printed materials and gift items. Artworks by the famous Canadian artist Ed Rocher created calendars, notebooks, notebooks, with vivid images of landscapes on the cover and colorful pages.
Ed Rocher’s paintings show the colorful landscapes and culture of Newfoundland. He depicts the stormy landscapes of the island, attractive coastlines, as well as its architecture with such clarity and rich nuance that the viewer has the feeling that he is not looking at the canvas, but looking out the window. His artwork is permeated with knowledge and understanding of past life, traditions and culture. He regularly wanders the coastlines, looking into the most secluded corners of the island, finding inspiration for paintings that come from under his dexterous hands and rich imagination.
For centuries, Newfoundland has been a haven for the fishing industry. As a result, the entire coast is dotted with colorful houses that make this place a bright, inspiring artists and tourists. Picture by Ed Roche
Pictures of the artist are rich in color and structure. His life observations add authenticity, realism and a certain atmosphere to his paintings. The viewer can easily penetrate the scene and feel the depicted environment, feel the wind, walking on the tops of high fir trees, smell the fish, feel the salty air, or hear the cries of flying soaring gulls. His paintings are fascinating, drawing attention to the beauty and brilliance of the scenic area.
The artist describes his philosophy of painting as follows:
“You start with a blank canvas and when you finish the picture you are left alone with her, as if you are inside it. You have to convey the energy of people’s lives, their cordiality and sincerity. Well, in general, this is a slightly different painting.” Landscape Ed Roche
The passion and fervor with which Ed Roche relates to his work is evident in every picture. Realism in his art is more than a simple technical execution. He knows exactly how to achieve the desired effect. The real success of his charming realism lies in the artist’s ability to reflect the simple essence of the scene. Every brushstroke and touch of paint is filled with genuine care, even passion. The smallest brushstroke and – correctly transmitted colors, the accuracy of the painted light, which illuminates objects, corresponds to the time period in architecture and clothing.

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