What is stefan ART?
Yes what is Stefan ART? Stefan ART it's me in color on a canvas. Colorful and varied as life itself. It is my interpretation of art and I express myself into any image. Each image is created out of another idea, and particularly from a different mood. Each image is individually decorated and stands out with its uniqueness. None of my images is a mass product, but a product of a passion and a hobby. Because I do not paint because I have to do it, I paint only when I want it.
What kinds of materials are used?
I use several sizes of canvases on stretchers and acrylics. I use mainly for painting different typs of spatula.
What is a stretcher?
A stretcher is a simple construction of wood (mostly softwoods like spruce, fir or pine), is mounted on a canvas and firmly stapled, which is then primed and painted.
What makes the stretcher special is the corner joint, which is not fixed. The profile is chosen such that it is possible the strips at an angle of 90 degrees to push together. The stability arises only when the screen is applied. If the canvas lose their tension after time, the stretcher is "keyed" in the corners, that there are hardwood wedges driven from the inside in the frame, so that increases the external dimensions and the canvas is stretched.
What are acrylics?
Acrylic paint is based on polymer dispersions (viscous paints) and can be diluted with water. Acrylic paint may also be used as an alternative or supplement to the oil paint and drys also in thick layers of a water-resistant film without cracks. The dried paint is slightly glossy and forms an elastic film on the painting surface. Acrylic paint can be used on any fat-free surface (canvas, wood, metal). In contrast to the oil paint, water-based acrylic paint is very low odor during painting .
What should I do if I want to get a picture made?
For that I kindly ask you to use the contact form. Please write as much as possible ideas and imagination. What size, designs, color, etc. I'll get back to you as soon as possible to tune the subtleties.
About the creative process, I will of course report regularly. However, a commissioned work will take time. It is expected to be at least 1-2 months, because I do not want to paint a picture when I'm under pressure and needs to paint a picture. The results of painting are always more expressive if the artist had also wanted to paint the picture and was in the mood.
What can I do if I've seen a picture, but this has been already sold?
Again, you are very welcome to use the contact form. I will then paint a picture as similar as it is possible. But please note: Each painting is individually, I can't create an exact copy.
Is there a warranty on my bought paintings?
Unfortunately is that not possible.
The paintings are painted on a canvas with stretcher. Subsequent warping of the frame can unfortunately never be excluded. Because the canvas is a natural product made of cloth, this is not tear-resistant. So please keep the canvas away from sharp objects. The colors will reserve its intensity under normal light irradiation.
Can I look at the pictures without even an exhibition?
This is only possible under certain conditions. The reason is I don't have a own gallery or exhibition space, the paintings can be only viewed in publicly exhibitions. If the paintings are not displayed, they are under my care at home. You can view the paintings at my place only by appointment.
Do I have to frame the image before I can hang it?
In principle the paintings on a stretcher can be hung without any special framing. (Almost) all the paintings are fitted already with a wire rope suspension. So the pictures can be hung according to taste on a hook or nail without the wire is visible. You can align the paintings problem-free by the wire rope suspension and they usually hang by itself parallel to the ground.