Painting – Peony – Step By Step
When Faith And Art Intertwine – Iconography Through Art
There is a beautiful Hebrew tradition called, “Hiddur Mitzvah”. This ancient practice, dating back to the Babylonian captivity, interprets a passage from the book of Exodus to mean that believers should glorify God, “in a beautiful way”. In other words, art can and should be, an intimate act of worship. This profound concept inspires me daily. My faith and my art intertwine for a single purpose, and an audience of one.
Master From the Past – Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)
Friends Of The Month – The Academy Of Realist Art
Using Varnish Brushes – Applying The Finishing Touches
Friends Of The Month – Calder Colours
Master From The Past – John Singer Sargent
Interview With Svetlana Orinko
When did you first start painting?
I was born and grew up in Ukraine and at the age of 7 I was placed in an institution for disabled children due to a misdiagnosis. To escape the harsh realities I found comfort in painting and drawing and after 5 years of living in an extremely sterile environment, one of the teachers noticed my abilities and encouraged my parents to enrol me in to Art School.
Plein Air & Finishing In The Studio
When working from life, I’m painting the effect of light on my subject. Light moves fast and I must be quick to capture it. Most times I get it in one sitting; occasionally I’ll have to finish back in the studio. How do I prepare for this? After setting up my easel I always take a photo of the subject. This is a record of the light effect and a handy reference for later.