• Art Composition

    My compositions are defined by the combination of the structural elements in a very particular way, and the sense of it I developed over decades of being driven by composition first.

    Art is all about composition to me, and it includes color, value, forms and shapes, line quality, visual organization of the visual elements, and the presentation setup of my artwork.

  • Art Materials

    My Art Studio and Supply

    Archival Quality and Found

    Environmentally-Friendly

    Art Supports and Materials

    I strive to provide exceptional archival quality of my paintings for the art lovers and collectors, while using most sustainable, minimalist, and environmentally friendly methods of producing hand-made art.

    I primarily work with single-pigment professional paints that have highest lightfastness ratings. Most of them are made from minerals.

    My art ground of choice is 100% cotton - canvas and rag papers, hand and mould made from natural materials without use of animal products.

    I paint with ethically sourced or synthetic brushes and self-made tools, using eco-friendly materials whenever possible and reasonable. Occasionally, I use archival quality (pH neutral) or found papers and textiles, preferably recycled or repurposed. My studio is minimalistic and now has a view into my orchard.

    Most of my paintings can be exhibited with exposed edges, which does not require framing or matting, and they framed and presented according to the customer's wish. I do not use wooden surfaces or support structures.

    Almost all my works are sealedwith clear isolation layer, with additional UV protection for permanence if needed.

    Canvas and Cotton Paper

    When I work on canvas, I usually apply foundation grounds myself - a toned gesso based on acrylic polymer, to which I add marble dust and pigments. Sometimes I stain canvas first and seal it with a clear acrylic medium. I prefer unstreached, heavy cotton, unprimed canvases, and avoid working on anything that includes new wood - for environmental and ethical reasons. If my technique calls for a harder ground, I search for artist grade recycled canvas boards, or mount cotton on sealed

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  • Art Process

    Art workflow, approaches to creating art, techniques, and setups.

  • Finished Unframed

    My finished artwork I leave unframed, so you can decide how to present it.  Almost always, I make the edges presentable as well, and in some cases the work call for being exhibited with exposed edges.

    The size of unframed artwork relates to the surface dimensions of a single piece that itself might be a part of a set (e.g. of a diptych). Sizes of artwork grounds I use range from miniatures to wall painting and drawings over 30 inches.

    The size groups are arranged by the longest dimension - height or width:

    • Miniature artworks - fine art in extra-small size - are under, about, or a little over the letter or A4 sizes - less than 12 inches (~30 cm) .
    • Standard - over 12 to 20 inches (~30-50 cm).
    • Large - over 20 inches (50+ cm). 

    The size of each artwork will be given on its page.


    Special Sizes of Art Grounds

    Cotton Rag Paper

    Loose sheets of 100% cotton French and Italian watercolor paper sheets usually come in Imperial sizes.

    • 1/1 Full Imperial is ~ 30 × 22 inches or 76 × 56 cm,
      somewhat smaller than metric A1 (841 ×594 mm or 33-1/8 ×23-3/8 inches).
    • 1/2 Half Imperial is ~ 22 × 15 inches or,
      a little smaller than A2 (420×594 mm or 16-1/2 x 23-3/8 in).
    • 1/4 Quarter Imperial is ~ 15 × 11 inches,
      comparable to but smaller than A3 (420 ×297 mm or 16-1/2 ×11-3/4 in).
    • 1/8
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