Paintings oil on canvas
Paintings in oil on canvas – this is my favorite technique. Oil paints appeared in Europe in the Middle Ages. These paints offer possibilities that no other technique does. They can be layered, unsuccessful parts of a painting can be painted over, and you can start again. In short, you can wander around the canvas and finally reach your goal, the finished painting on canvas.
The finished painting
When the painting is finished – the artist decides. This decision is not always final or ultimate. Time is an important companion for the artist. It is in time that my vision changes. I discover things previously hidden from me, I see with new clarity the logic of the painting. Then the 'finished' painting goes to the easel 'for further work'. At this moment an interesting process begins: I am excited to get to know if I will follow the same direction, the same path I started before, then, when I first worked on the painting, when it was being made. Or will I deviate from it completely? Ultimately, once again the finished painting manages to surprise me. There are many paintings in the gallery that I have returned to after several years. As time goes by, I understand more and more that Leonardo da Vinci painted Mona Lisa for 12 years.
The oil paintings in my exhibitions are the most important. In them, I express myself most fully. Size, color, texture – these attributes give me the feeling that I am leaving part of myself in the paintings.