Paintings by Ljiljana Prelevic
I grue up in a great family but my love for art was always put a side not only by my parents but by myself too.
One day, 8 years ago, life tricked me with a question – are you going to spear your life doing nothing for yourself or…..
And I took watercolors did some nice peaces, than acrylic …..and finally oil was on my palette.
I didn’t have no one to go to for the classes so Internet and You tube became my true friends and teachers. As I like realism that only Old Masters could achieve – my goal was how could I learn to paint like Rembrandt, Velasquez, Pieter Claesz ….No need to tell you how often I thought – I cant do it- ….but I was stubborn and I said – Lily you can and must do it.
I am a perfectionist , art lover , learner I want to get better and better every day. When I saw Old Master Academy videos – my only thought was – these artist are reincarnation of those fantastic painters that I adore and admire.
It would be fantastic if I could win this fantastic course as I could develop further more my skills and talent with ease -…but even if I didn’t get it – someone will – and this World will become a better place to live in- as the beauty of art – and in my opinion- only realism of Old Master era- can do it. Wishing you all the best in the future and looking forward to your post and videos .Lily
P.S.- For each peace I needed at least 2-3 months of work.No need to tell you how many hours of struggling I had with underpainting -dead layer – glazing – …..mixing wright hue, value and chroma….. In 2017 I somehow managed to find few art works of a famous painter that is not from Old Master era – and I did them for my kids …..but this is it ……No more….An excellent opportunity to compare a true art that requires unlimited talent ,skills, and knowledge – with art that is more result of good marketing and peoples need to have something modern on their walls that goes well with steel/metal furniture ……