© Copyright 2017 by Astrid Behnam. All rights reserved.
My signature acrylic ink paintings might – at first impression - look like prints. They are not.
Each one is a unique piece of hand painted artwork.
I created this unique style of art with the intention of generating a three-dimensional look similar to a relief.
My process includes various steps and techniques. Combing through my own stock of photographs from travels and everyday observations from which only a fraction are actually suitable as starting points for my paintings. By reducing the image to two contrasting colors and simple shapes I challenge the viewer to recognize the image/landmark without directly replicating it.
The three-dimensional effect in the artwork is achieved by painting multiple layers of acrylic ink and paint.
Before adding the final glossy varnish I use a variety of tools to ‘fine tune’ the painting from any excess paint to give the artwork an almost ‘perfect’ look.
Feel free to inquire about customized 'acrylic ink' paintings.