• art as a business,  art zone

    Choosing an artwork as a gift? Always a wonderful idea.

    Every time we have an occasion to give joy, we are looking for an idea for an original gift that is special, non-standard, memorable. For me, a painting can be all these things, and at the same time bring a unique emotion and a personal message. It can become a colorful accent in the interior, be it in the home or the office. Give yourself a gift It very often happens that clients come to my studio wanting to purchase a painting as a gift… to themselves. These moments are indescribably satisfying for me as an artist. I am glad that the slogan of Acrista Art – Give (yourself) exquisiteness!…

  • arranging art,  art zone

    How to choose a right lighting for artworks

    An inevitable part of arranging paintings is their correct lighting. Wether an artwork needs directed lighting depends on the availability of enough daylight, and its direction. Sometimes it is perfectly enough to emphasise the colours and the details in the painting. But in most cases our homes and offices lack enough lighting for this purpose, and even more rarely hits internal spaces like the hallways for example, where we often exhibit paintings as well. And, if in the evening you would like the paintings to continue to be artistic accents, you have to consider having them lighted, and on a separate switch. Clients often come in my studio to choose…

  • art as a business,  art zone

    Commissioned artwork – the artistic challenge

    Let’s start with two very important clarifications – painting commissions, at least in my case, are not portraits of real people made from reference photo (I explicitly don’t do such things), and they are also not copies of other paintings, mine or anyone else’s (if you want a copy of some painting of mine – you can order a Limited Edition Print).The artworks I create for a specific occasion (anniversary, new home, birthday, etc.) or for a specific premise (home or office), as requested by a client, I call commissions. Over the years I have various cases of commissioned artworks – sometimes the interior design gravitated around a leading painting,…

  • art zone,  Scattered thoughts

    Acrista Art projects in progress

    In a search for more depth, contemplativeness and focus, and generally a slower and more aware lifestyle, this year everything seems to be happening more slowly with me, somehow inertly and less „visibly“. In these times I am working on two really long and slow projects… A total redesign of the acrista.com website: the aim is for the site to become an actual online gallery, where you could directly purchase original artworks or order prints, and have them delivered anywhere you want. You will be able to log in to your personal account and track your orders, your cumulative discount and lots more.So far we have a ready graphic design…

  • self-development

    Essentialism

    After I discovered the minimalism as my (desired) way of living, it was just a matter of time to come across the other closely related philosophy: the essentialism. Greg McKeown as its main ideologist shares details in a great deal of interviews and with great sense of humor, but I liked the presentation below, because I find it interesting how you can apply essentialism not only as a person, but as a professional and a company, too. Some of the ideas: The disciplined pursuit of less but better every 90 days: what is important to me? -> 1-2 hours weekly planning around that is this going to serve my highest…