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Marina© by Olga van Dijk

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This is an impressionistic to realistic portrait of my twin, created with light, oil and a brush.
She lives in South Africa and I miss her a lot.

In this portrait of her my focus was on light and color.
The blue background offsets an orange diffuse glow of her face (complimentary colors).

I tried to capture the subtleness and essence of her soul as an attempt to communicate her emotion and energy, captured in a preservation of a moment in time.


In Private collection
Copyright Olga van Dijk 2008©
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.


portrait, oil, sister, twin, olga, vandijk


  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsabout 6 years ago

    Very good portrait art Olga

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic portrait work Olga-love the the way you applied the colors gorgeous.

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 6 years ago

    you’ve done a wonderful job dear friend. The blues help balance the warm bright tones in the skin. Bravo!

  • Lior Goldenberg
    Lior Goldenbergabout 6 years ago

    Very well done Olga! A lot of energy in this portrait.

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushabout 6 years ago

    Well Olga.. She look very much like you.
    Great expressive portrait, full of energy,
    I have the feeling, that you’ll see her very soon.

  • midnightdreamer
    midnightdreameralmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful Portrait my friend!
    Leah ♥

  • Olga van Dijk
    Olga van Dijkalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Leah!!

  • Richard  Tuvey
    Richard Tuveyover 4 years ago
    A sisters love does come through in this fine work, congratulations.
  • Olga van Dijk
    Olga van Dijkover 4 years ago

    Thanks Richard!!

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 4 years ago

    She’s lovely Olga, perhaps you should go and visit her soon? It’s a wonderful portrait :-)

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