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Textured Palette Knife Paintings Capture the Majestic Beauty of Whales

Palette Knife Paintings Whale Paintings by Anastasia Ablogina

Moscow-based artist Anastasia Ablogina creates expressive palette knife paintings that capture the majestic beauty of the world’s largest mammal, the whale. Using thick daubs of acrylic paint, each textured whale painting is full of energy, illustrating their powerful movements as they glide through the sea and breach the ocean’s surface.

From humpbacks to blue whales, Ablogina paints each ocean giant with a myriad of pastel hues. Contrasting against deep blue backgrounds, the colors mix and marble, mirroring the fluid seawater, crashing waves, and ripples of sunlight that shimmer from above. Although Ablogina’s style is abstract, each whale features lifelike details such as their dorsal fins and ventral pleats that run vertically down the underside of a whale’s jaw all the way to its stomach. In some pieces, the mammal’s eye can be seen, dwarfed by its colossal size, yet full of emotion.

You can see more of Ablogina’s incredible paintings on Instagram, where you’ll find portraits of other animals such as birds, lions, and horses. You can also buy original artworks via the artist’s online store.

Moscow-based artist Anastasia Ablogina creates expressive, palette knife paintings that capture the majestic beauty of the world’s largest mammal, the whale.

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Using thick daubs of acrylic paint, each textured whale painting is full of energy, illustrating the their powerful movements as they glide through the sea, and breach the ocean’s surface.

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Paint colors mix and marble, mirroring the fluid seawater, crashing waves, and ripples of sunlight that shimmer from above.

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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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