Art Studio Services by Lena Nechet

Fine art services by Lena Nechet: art workshops in San Diego and Orange Counties of Southern California, custom artwork and design.

Originals: original works of fine art completed independently is my main concentration. You can purchase any available art work from my portfolio.

Commission: if you would like to define the object and possibly main colors of the artwork you buy, we could agree on terms for a portrait, a painting of a place, or an abstraction. Order custom artwork by requesting the creation of art pieces: paintings, drawings, hand-made illustration, and unique fashion designs.

Workshop: get a piece of advice from a practicing artist to assist you in your progress, or have an experience-rich art process session. We can schedule a composition class, a fine art workshop, art theory or workflow lessons, or fun art parties. I'll bring everything we need, or come over to my studio when I organize the next group workshop.

  • Participate at a workshop or invite me to your side: what art media do you like?
    • Fine art composition and media: color theory, workflow, acrylics, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, pastel, or ink?
    • Photography and field productions: manual mode with your camera, or testing a prime lens?
    • Fun art party: suminagashi or printing sessions for your teens? Let me know!
Ophicleide Serpent 1 Illustration Lena Nechet
This is my illustration of two historic musical instruments, serpent and ophicleide, which was published in September 2017.


An illustration of two historic musical instruments, serpent and ophicleide, which was published in September 2017.
Ellen & Bob
Ellen and Bob calligraphy, 2014, archival pigment ink on paper, 6 x 4 inches.

A personal symbolic logotype for a loving couple: the letters of their names interlace into each other, maintaining nevertheless their own character and integrity - their unity is expressed in a simplistic symbol. This artwork is rendered with technical pens.


Symbolic personal logotype, name-based love symbol, by Lena Nechet.
Calligraphy
Heart You Are Great Lena Nechet
Memorable unique cards and artistic notes designed for special people offered for a custom order. Meaningful symbols, expressions, and poetry can be sketched into a unique composition and rendered by hand with archival pigments on textured cotton paper.


Custom design of artistic personal messages.
Calligraphy

Art prints, copies of fine art originals and art photography: digital prints, giclee - high quality inject printing with pigment-based fade-resistant inks on archival paper.

Selling art prints is not my objective any loner, because now in most of my works I use brilliant textures of natural pigments that reflect and impact the light perceived by human eye the way inject printer's pigments cannot replicate. Additionally, I use primarily textured cotton papers, and that aspect of the original can be largely lost too.

But I still maintain a smaller printer able to use permanent pigment inks, and I can order for you a larger size prints from the much higher resolution images than published on the site and without watermark.


During our meetings and workshops, I can help you with adapting new techniques and experimenting with materials. I can offer my insight in analyzing composition, and also to provide you with all I know about the challenges of fine art creation.

  • If you consider yourself to be a novice in fine arts, I will give you the best introduction I can into the world of visual design, and share my own most valuable findings.
  • If you are interested in theoretical foundation of art, we can talk about
    • value, light and shadow, contrast, line and volumes;
    • color theory, color mixing, color combination, color perception;
    • composition - balance, negative space, focus, rhythm, proportion, shape, asymmetry, etc
  • For practical realization of your ideas, we can explore
    • pigments and paint;
    • mediums and additives;
    • brushes and surfaces;
    • strokes and layering;
    • glazes and impasto, etc.
  • If you like portraits or figure drawing, I can be your temporary dressed model and give you immediate feedback with further instructions between the short sessions.

Fine art lessons and workshops types.
art workshop, art lessons, art party

Art workshop is a meeting in a group to engage in discussion or activity on a particular aspect of fine art creation, or a study session with emphasis on art theory.

If you are interested in testing new methods and materials, I can bring you some of the best art supplies I know, with tools for demonstration and practice. We can use your art materials to extend your techniques.

Fine art media I know well and use with standard and refined methods:

  • Acrylics: impasto, glazing, gessoing, toned gesso, isolation layers, monoprint without press, monotype, intaglio;
  • Watercolor: transparent or gouache;
  • Burnishing, montage, collage, assemblage ,with mica mineral and metals, embedding sand, natural fibers, creating textures, etc.
  • Ink:
    • Sumi zen brush, parallel and fountain pens;
    • Suminagashi ("floating ink" or simple marbling),
  • Dry media:
    • Color: pastel, conte, and watercolor sticks;
    • Black and white: charcoal, graphite - drawing and underdrawing.


I hope to be able to save your time in adapting techniques, to offer your another perspective in composition, and to deepen your understanding of effective art creation workflow.

Tutorials - specific knowledge sharing, explanations, optimized workflow, most effective methods, sets of instructions for special tasks, problem solving lessons, demonstrations of a process using examples.

Art tutorials are available upon request, and via membership access.


As a service, I offer creation of artwork miniatures as illustration for your to be printed materials, highly adjusted to your needs, and also stylized artistic manipulation of photographic images.

I also make infographics (information graphics) - visual representations of data or knowledge, that transfer the essence of complex information quickly and clearly.