15.000 x 22.000 inches
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Painting - Oil On Canvas
Art makes me happy. Coffee gets me going. With such importance in my studio coffee deserved a proper description in painting.
All my props are actual tools for brewing a perfect cup of coffee "Balkan Style". Oriental pour and the coffee mill are hand made objects with intricate design produced with small hand tools.
Many charcoal studies have been produced in order to arrive to this setup. Painting is on dynamic rectangle of triple primed Belgian linen. The upper square that ends on the table edge is in dynamic relation with the rectangle below in the ratio of 1.618. Many of you will recognize Golden Mean. Primary and secondary diagonals are locations of very important tangents, overlapping and edges. It was the time of my intensive compositional studies.
My charcoal studie was developed to high definition and transferred to the canvas in order to follow my preliminary compositional decisions. Quick blocking of the local colors was followed by layers of direct paint. Each consecutive layer brought more of the texture and unity of light.
The final sessions have been devoted to some very intricate glazing techniques. Without getting into much of the technical issues it would be sufficient to say that additional vibrancy of colors have been produced with some very unusual sequences of color glazes. These color layers could be increasing or muting the hue with complementary colors. Great deal of experimentation is required and trial and error lead to results.
March 5th, 2013
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