I'm a full time professional artist , born in Europe, currently living and working in Minnesota.
About my artwork and the production process:
I use oils, acrylics and other materials as sand, varnish, glass pieces .I use a variety of techniques : Alla Prima, Impasto, Glazing, Scumbling, Dry Brush Technique, Wet in Wet and other techniques .
I start with the white gallery wrapped canvas or just a simple unstretched canvas for the larger size paintings. All the canvases used are base coated with acid free , ph-balanced acrylic gesso. So, they are ready to paint on. I choose my subject and I start to paint the background first.
Please, see below for each style of painting:
- the impressionist style of painting : I add to the background already painted the textured elements as flowers, grass, depends on the subject. I use a wide variety of styles, shapes and sizes of palette knives/painting knives depends on the size of the canvas and the subject as well. The texture usually is made out of oils paints, quick drying extender gel and sometimes sand.
-fantasy, whimsical style: I add to the background the main subject as a tree for example-first the body of the tree, the leaves, the fruits or flowers-usually I use the brush technique on these kind of paintings. Sometimes, I use my sponge as well .
After the paintings are dry I apply one to two coats of varnish. After the varnish is dry, I paint the sides of the canvas if it wasn't painted before( for already stretched canvas).
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