AboutMe

"Every artist was first an amateur."

Marko Ivancevic

BIO

Marko is a painter of seascapes, landscapes and animal subjects, primarily in acrylic, watercolour and pastels. Personal observation and experience of the subject matter are key to his work. He tries to capture the play of colour and light in landscape, and his paintings are instantly recognizable to the bold, dymanic brushstrokes, all conveying a sense of activity to his artwork.

From aquarell pens on paper to oil on canvas, in the learning process there is no place for one direction or one material. Various techniques can be seen in the gallery of his paintings as well as various materials that he uses.

He works from his own home studio in Vienna, Österreich.

Member of the group of Urban Sketchers in Vienna.

Plein Air

There are few things more pleasurable than sitting quietly in nature, looking at a view with a paint box in your lap and your favourite brushes or pencils in hand. It really gets you soaking up the atmosphere and there's no better way to charge your senses!

It is also excellent practice and discipline. Being on location, with the sun, the clouds, the wind and rain force you to use all your powers of observation and to be in the moment.

Urban Sketchers

(USk) is a global community of artists that practice drawing on location in cities, towns and villages they live in or travel to. The Urban Sketchers movement was started on Flickr in 2007 by journalist Gabriel Campanario. In 2009 Campanario established Urban Sketchers as a nonprofit organization (501 (c) (3) tax-exempt). The Urban Sketchers Manifesto has been translated into several languages.

The USk motto is “We show the world, one drawing at a time!”

Landscapes

Salvador Dalí once made a comparison of great painters. He rated each for his colors, drawing, invention, and other qualities. For “mystery” he gave Leonardo da Vinci a 10. Isn’t that one of Leonardo’s fortes?

The landscapes in his paintings have much to do with the mystery. Some are troubling—spooky—fantasy worlds. (The philosopher Kant makes schrecklich–terrifying–one of the qualities of the sublime.) Others are outright paradises.