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'Sunset at Sea'   by Alan Hogan

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This acrylic-on-canvas painting was painted with the use of special fluorescent colours to enhance the feel of a real sunset. The artist Alan Hogan wants his paintings to catch the eye of the passer-by, and he achieves this by using such vivid imagery and striking colours in a lot of his work. He painted this particular sunset from a photograph he took while travelling on a small ferryboat from Aland to Finland.

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Born in Ireland, Alan Hogan is a visual artist now living in Finland. He paints a variety of subjects in a unique style which mixes traditional values with a hint of contemporary and sometimes melancholy undertones. He is also interested in photography.
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  • franzi
    franziover 5 years ago

    how beautiful, your art reminds me very much of Seurat, and I love Seurat!!! this image looks so much alive, so great!

  • Thank you Franzi,
    It’s one of my own favourites. It’s always difficult to capture the beauty of a real sunset in a painting, but I was very satisfied with myself when I finished this piece. I do like Seurat’s art, it must have been painstaking work for him as he created his masterpieces using even smaller dots of colour. The technique is called Pointillism. The term “Pointillism” was first used with respect to the work of Georges Seurat.
    I appreciate your comment. Thanks again.

    – Alan Hogan

  • Alan Hogan
    Alan Hoganover 5 years ago

    This painting will be featured in my solo show this Saturday May 9 at The Art Garage.
    Click here to watch a little clip!

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismalmost 5 years ago

    a delightful and uniquely beautiful concept Alan,
    wonderful work!
    our group would love for you to post your news about your shows in our group forum What’s On

  • Thanks for the nice comments. Hoping to have my first ever gallery show next summer here in Finland.

    – Alan Hogan

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismalmost 5 years ago

    you’re welcome =D
    that’s great news! feel write to write in our forum (the link above) to post news about your show. I hope everything works out great for you

  • Traditional  Painters in Modern times
    Traditional P...almost 5 years ago

    Wow what a fantastic image! It has been featured in PiMT and would be a fantastic entry in the upcoming challenge

    Totally Atmospheric!

  • Thanks for your interest and nice comments on this painting. It’s a painting which gave me a lot of satisfaction when finished. I’m very happy it’s getting some notice here now on RedBubble.

    – Alan Hogan

  • clivelloyd
    clivelloydalmost 5 years ago

    Most strange ,i like it ,well done.From Clive.

  • Thanks Clive, ’appreciate your comments.

    – Alan Hogan

  • Guntis Jansons
    Guntis Jansonsalmost 5 years ago

    It’s like pointillism done large. Very effective and modern. It all comes together from a distance. Well done Allan.

  • Thanks Guntis. Some friends have asked me to make my dots smaller, but I prefer to keep them big. The smaller the dots, the closer it becomes to a photograph I reckon. And they’re are so many photographed sunsets around. If you liked this painting, then you might like my ‘Plum Clouds’ painting also. Thanks again for your comment!!

    – Alan Hogan

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    Thank You For Participating
    March 10th, 2012

  • Thanks for all your good work Mary!!!

    – Alan Hogan

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