Expressive Palette Knife Paintings Capture the Vibrancy of the Animal Kingdom

Animal Palette Knife Paintings by Anastasia Ablogina

When we first wrote about Moscow-based artist Anastasia Ablogina back in 2018, we focused on her textured palette knife paintings that capture the majestic beauty of whales. The talented artist is still creating work inspired by the world’s ocean giants, but her portfolio has also expanded to feature an entire range of animals, from foxes and rabbits to owls and sea turtles.

Rendered in her distinct, textured style, Ablogina captures the vibrant energy of the natural world with thick brush strokes and sweeping blends of vibrant color. Although abstract, each painting captures the essence and movement of each animal. Whales feature marbled hues that mirror the fluid seawater and rippling sunlight, while land animals and birds are rendered in daubs of colorful paint that looks like fur or feathers.

Ablogina clearly lives and breathes her craft, as well as her love of nature—but her success was created through years of practice and exploration. She writes on Instagram (translated from Russian), “Walking creatively means constantly succumbing to self-criticism, self-expression and self-awareness, wandering about your memories, dreams, the world (whether it’s real or not), yielding to your imagination and being able to return from there with baggage of the unreal.”

Find more from Ablogina’s ever-growing portfolio on Instagram and purchase her works on her online shop. Like this artist’s style? Here’s everything you need to know to create textured paintings with palette knives.

Moscow-based artist Anastasia Ablogina creates textured palette knife paintings that capture the beauty of animals.

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Each abstract work is rendered in thick daubs of colorful paint, capturing the vibrant energy of the natural world.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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