I am working full time and over time as a stay at home mom of two beautiful kids. I might go back one day to making use of my finance degree obtained from a university in Russia, but I today I am perusing my true passion: painting. I started professionally working with oil paints on stretched canvas in 2014, but have always been painting just for fun before that.
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The most feedbackonmyartigetincludeswordslike“peaceful”and“calming”,whichare the main ideas of my art. I project my painting to be arestyourmindresort,tranquiland undisturbed by anybody or anything. All of my works are not aimed to exactly replicate the natural world, but rather to create the joyful and calming feelingthat isbringingthe viewer to the most radiant life experiences. I strive to convey the sense thatthebeauty of our lives and nature are timeless by implying light and creating the illusion of light in every piece of art: through variations in values, water reflections, transparency of the waves, direct sunbeams and sometimes expressionistic use of color variations.
I work with pure oil paints and sometimes linseed oil avoiding harsh solvents or other chemicals. The canvas texture is unique and so appealing to me that I only work with a stretched canvas or a canvas board. Palette knife, bare fingers, a piece of cloth and sometimes a brush is all it takes to make wonders on canvas.
When using photographs I find some motifs from them not to rely heavily on the static nature of a picture, which allows metosaythatmostofmypaintingsdepictanimaginary place. The process of a painting's creations is usuallyreflectedinmyblog,whereonecan find step by step progress photographs.