I’m attracted to oil paints by their richness and possibility to build volume and dimensions on the canvas, especially when using the palette knife.
I find it enthralling when I smear the paint to form petals or other parts on the canvas, its part of the pleasure of working with this medium. This technique, which I can not say was created only by me, and the mixing of colours and applying a stroke on the canvas is of course my personal individuality in my paintings. For myself and for now I create and establish floral compositions and every original picture is individual. I like to imagine and see myself as an artist in the painting and the viewer in different positions to the composition and canvas, goals are always different. Sometimes I imagine myself as a little ant and flowers towering over me, or as a Bee flying over the flowers, or enjoying the sun, or the movement of a waterfall. Colour inspires me and making contrasts with a combination of colours or harmonious colour combination is what I try to put into my art work. Painting is a very mysterious and beautiful world for me as an artist, there is always something to learn, and think about.
Yulia’s inspiration is drawn from her passion for flowers in the natural environment. She expresses this feeling on canvas with oil paints, her preferred medium, due to their viscosity, richness, dynamic colours and the connection process with the canvas through the palette knife and brush movement.
I have always been interested in art and I love painting flowers, landscapes and the sea. I lived by the sea for 30 years in the town of Odessa, Ukraine where I was born.
Yulia Lisle Art | First time together…