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An Acrylic painting of the London Eye in Winter, First Snow. Created with an innovative technique which involves 99 % of fast paining and 1% of printing method.
The Technique: Avdeeva creates her studio paintings on a large format vacuum bed. Painting directly onto the silkscreen, it is a fast-paced, freestyle process. Each painting is the result of meticulous preparation. Avdeeva selects an image from her Plein Air studies, and then starts her preparation. There is an extremely short window of time to get the paint applied and the image made before it dries. The process is finalised by ‘squeegeeing’ the paint through the screen and the results revealed on a large piece of white paper.
In this way, the paintings are exposed, only in the final seconds, through printing technology. The innovative method produces unique pieces in an adrenaline-fuelled 20 -30 minute period, where Avdeeva taps into the emotion of the painting experience and captures the moment. The process is a paradoxical mix of spontaneity and precision. There is as much creative freedom as there is in painting with oils, as the artist can use a limitless palette, but there is a limited amount of time in which to apply the paint so that each and every attempt is a risk or a challenge for the artist to tackle anew. Painting directly onto the silkscreen results in more abstract forms than with the traditional approach of painting on canvas and Avdeeva believes the technique can be taken further.