(No. 3) The Great Wave of Banja Luka
I was very lucky to have an assistant, a seventh grader, class 3, Saša Dubravac, to help me out with the first layer of color, because the spring sun was burning constantly and I was very strained after transferring the original Hokusai´s drawing. But when it came to the point of pure painting it was very ecstatic experience; the wall surface brought out its own individual qualities, craquelures and roughness that reminded me of Van Gogh´s affection for crêpe like qualities in Ukiyo-e prints. That´s why I treated the sky surface with much dimmer or washed out color effect.
Related post: The Great Wave of Banja Luka, A ReflectionView position of The Great Wave of Banja Luka in a larger map
on concrete wall
Size: 210 x 294 cm (82.67 x 115.74 inch)
Year: April 2013
Availability: Public/Street art