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It took me 6 months of trial and error finding the right canvas maker that gives my watercolours the right absorption versus spreading, right tone and possibility to reapply the layers without lifting or smudging previously applied ones, allowing to reach the right intensity.

It took me same amount of time to test various paint makers to figure best that leave a distinct edging upon drying and transparency.

After achieving satisfaction on watercolour layer, I sometimes add here and there a top up with watered down acrylic where opaque density is needed.

When finished a special rubber based alkyd medium with a dash of oil paint to match the palette goes onto the surface to seal those watercolour edges forever and ever.

Another important role of this modern material is to protect the delicate pigment from fading and porous canvas priming from catching dust, making it water resistant.

As for INSPIRATION it goes like this:
My whatsapp and email are permanently inundated with photos from friends and family on the subject of dramatic skies on a cloudy day, romantic sunset or ‘that amazing sunrise’, which moved you to tears.

And I look.

I gaze with awareness.
I analyse the lines and colour combinations.
Yes, I might be that strange girl you see on the train in the evening that stares with tense face into her phone display…
I load my memory with shades and forms only to forget them all at the moment when I take on a blank canvas.

Starting a new painting I shut down the unnecessary references taping into the visual memory and imagination. I never use photos when I paint sky. Don't want to spoil the excitement when warm beige looks unexpectedly strong on cooler greens and the satisfaction from random intertwining of lavender and shell pink. All that is a journey that stops precisely at the pick.

Migration is a signature collection that undergone evolution in just over 12 months and began with my encounter of Astrid Bin installation called ‘One Thousand Means of Escape’ - a cloud of suspended paper planes. Discovery of american cloud painter Ian Fisher few months ago brought colour to my canvas. I kept that emotional seed developing my own feet of paper planes. Sometimes happy, sometimes moody, in a hurry or undecided where to next, i call them the faceless portraits.
I liked the subtle parallel of a simple manmade object with divine ability to levitate, its fragility and yet determination to defy gravity. Every painting is at least a 12 hours a day 2 -4 days straight self discovery journey completed on one breath.
A short, but intensely lived paper plane flight of my creative living.

shipped stretched ready to hang straight out of the package
well protected with two layers of UV stain resistant non yellowing varnish
comes with the certificate of authenticity

Materials used:

watercolour, acrylic, liquin, oil


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Migration | Enchanted (2016)

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