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Acrylic

Acrylic painting  techniques are different styles of manipulating and working with polymer-based acrylic paints. They have shorter drying times (as little as 10 minutes) and are soluble in water. These types of paintings eliminate the need for turpentine and gesso, and can be applied directly on wall or onto canvas.

Gold Leaf

Gold Leaf, which is created by hammering gold into very thin sheets, is used to gild paintings, sculptures and architectural details. In art, the use of Gold Leaf is perhaps most closely associated with the technique of “Gold Ground”, a process that involves applying gold leaf to a wooden panel and using a burnisher to create a resplendent shine.

Oil Painting

Oil Painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include lineed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil and sunflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints.

Oil Pastel

Oil Pastel, also called Wax Oil Crayon,  is a painting and drawing medium with characteristics similar to Pastel and Wax Crayons. Unlike soft or “Japanese” pastel sticks, which are made with a gum or methyl cellulose, Oil Pastel consists of pigment mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder. The surface of an oil pastel painting is therefore less powdery, but more difficult to protect with fixative. Oil Pastel provide a harder edge than “soft” or “French” pastels but are more difficult to blend.

About Me

A Little Intro

My name is Alessandra Viola and I am an abstract painter.

I have started my career creating a magical environment for children for many years, but since I moved to London in 2014 I wanted to express myself through my own works. So I have created a studio in my flat. It gives me many chances to dedicate every free moment to my passion.

It makes me feel free, it is my time without time, I am painting following my mood, feelings and my energy slide on the canvas through my brushes.

Each painting has its own story, it is my perception of the world in constant evolution.

Art can be expressed in many ways, it is up to each of us to find our own.

 

 

My Experience

I am self-taught but have also attended several courses in an art institute in Rome where I honed my skills with different painting techniques. Most of my works have been sold online around the world, but also I have taken part in several group exhibitions in Rome.

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