***ABOUT THE PAINTING***
*THIS IS AN ACTUAL PAINTING NOT A PRINT*
*THE PAINTING DOES NOT COME WITH A FRAME*
This painting was completed on February 5th, 2019. It was painted using acrylic paint over an unfinished image. The canvas used is store bought. The painting features an elaborate background and delicate line work. The concept is minimalist in nature and can also be categorized as abstract. The piece does not feature a frame and comes with no hanging material.
The dimensions of the piece are as follows:
Canvas Size: 24x18x1
***ABOUT THE ARTIST***
---Who are you?---
My name is Samvel Aleksanyan (Sam Aleks), I am an Armenian born painter and writer currently living in Los Angeles. I have been painting since I was about 14 years old and have taken private lessons with an instructor. My lessons lasted for roughly 10 years and I have since experimented with new styles and design ideas. I know little about color theory or textbook art practices, I create my work intuitively and employ a practical, "paint what you see" approach to the craft.
I work with many different mediums and in many different styles, but generally prefer to paint abstract paintings and landscapes on standard 16x20 size canvases. I am very approachable, please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions regarding me or my work. If there is a particular piece you are interested in or if you would like to commission me to paint a piece, please let me know.
---What materials do you use in your paintings?---
I generally work on store bought canvases and stick to a standard 16x20 size. However, I have gone bigger and smaller, it depends on the particular piece and/or customer.
I enjoy painting with oil paint the most and tend to use Winsor brand oil -though I have also occasionally used Russian and Chinese brands as well.
My acrylic pieces are done using basic Delta Creative Ceramcoat and Craftsmart brand paint.
I am very conservative with my materials and tend to apply thin coats of paint to the canvas in favor of broad, blotchy strokes. I usually collect and store unused paint when I am finished working for the day. This allows me to keep material costs low and keep the environment as clean and toxin free as possible.
---Where do you get your frames?---
I buy my frames from retail stores, usually at a discount. If you want a specific painting, but do not want it framed, please let me know and I will remove the frame (as well as reduce the price of the piece)
---How long does it take you to finish a piece?---
The duration of projects depends on the subject matter. My abstract pieces continue for as long as they have to, I keep adding paint until I feel that it's time to stop. My landscapes take roughly 9-12 hours to complete, sometimes less, sometimes more. I work in intervals of about 1-3 hours per day, depending on available time. I do not exceed 3 hours per session because this increases the chance of making mistakes.
---Are your paintings authentic?---
In so far as they are done by me, yes. All of my paintings are original -either from my imagination or from a source that I have acquired. They are NOT copies or recreations of other artists' works unless otherwise stated.
Oil and acrylic paint