Category Archives: The How’s

The Making of “Lovers’ Embrace” – How it’s done

From sketches to line drawings to studies to final composition, every image in this Romantic Impasto Collection went through a progression of steps.  We followed Yuroz around in the making of the Lovers’ Embrace and took some behind the scenes snapshots to share.  Hope you enjoy viewing the progression of this beautiful painting. “Painting with a knife is fast-paced, exciting and fun but I still stick to my training and my daily regimen. Sketching is a painter’s warm up exercise but that is where new ideas are represented for the first time. Using just a pencil to repeatedly sketch the same ideas, that’s how we perfect our compositions and designs. Sometimes […]

Yuroz’s Unique 6-steps Venetian Silver Process

Venetian Silver Process

Selecting the wood panel Yuroz selects high quality kiln-dried birch plywood and supports them by custom-made heavy-duty mortises on the back surface. Preparing the surfaces Yuroz then applies two layers of water sealer to the back and sides of the panel.  When the water sealer dries, Yuroz spreads a layer of clay on the front surface and sand it down.  More clay and sanding is applied two or three times until Yuroz is satisfied with the surface. Creating the images The artist then uses a drawing medium, sometimes watercolor, to draw his images, which is then sealed by a special fixative.  Using a transparent gel as a mock oil paint […]

Venetian Artisan’s Classical Technique in Applying Silver

For thousands of years the eyes of the civilized world have been captivated by the refined vitality, rich traditions, and dynamic advancements that define Italian art, architecture, fashion, cuisine, and mechanical design.  Venetian artisans during the Renaissance were respected for their skillful application of silver leaf on paintings, furniture, and objects of art. The exquisite colors and textures of these works of art were enhanced by the mysterious quality of light that they reflect.  The secret lay not only in the silver leaf itself but also in the surface to which it was applied. On reinforced panels made of linden or poplar wood, the artisans would spread gesso or linen […]

Serigraphy Process Step-by-Step

Yuroz during printing process for Dance with the Pomegranates

With a serigraph edition, one of the first considerations is the size of the print. How much of a border will it have around the image? Another consideration is the size of the edition. As this form of printing involves numerous steps and layer upon layer of printing, it is impossible to increase the number of prints halfway through the process. Capturing the Original Artwork In order to reproduce an original piece of art, we need the artwork to use as a reference as we go through the process. We use the original itself since the original is the best way to insure accuracy of color. We create an extremely […]