AlexboxArt

Original still life paintings by Aleksey Vaynstheyn

Ridgewood, New Jersey

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Announcement    Welcome to my shop! I'm so glad you found it! Here you'll find original still life oil paintings, hand painted by me from life. I do my best to capture what I see, feel, and know about my subjects in the most honest way possible. If you have questions about any of the pieces, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2016

Welcome to my shop! I'm so glad you found it! Here you'll find original still life oil paintings, hand painted by me from life. I do my best to capture what I see, feel, and know about my subjects in the most honest way possible. If you have questions about any of the pieces, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Original Oil Paintings To Feed Your Spirit

I've been painting since I was seven years old. I remember when my parents gave me a canvas and some oil paints to experiment with. They didn't give me any directions or tips, just let me run wild. It was an amazing experience that stuck with me to this day.

I studied fine art in New York and got my BFA in 2000. I experimented with many different mediums including painting, installation, sculpture, and even public art. I've shown my work in galleries in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Paris, and Florence. Somehow, I always come back to painting as the most genuine form of artistic expression for me. In a way, painting is like meditation. You go into an altered state of mind, into a different world. While I paint, I forget about everything else that goes on around me. Sometimes, after a couple of hours in front of my painting, I step away and realize that I'm dehydrated.

Most recently, I've been doing daily painting. This is a challenge that you impose on yourself to do a new painting every day. These paintings are small, tend to have very loose brush strokes, and a very fresh, alla prima feel. Doing a new painting every day pushes the artist to experiment and play around with different techniques. It also fine tunes the eye, allowing me to notice more in the subjects I paint. I always paint almost exclusively from life, and not from photographs, which allows me to see the subject from different angles, and notice all the minute detail and subtle color changes across light and shadows.

I do my daily paintings on small boards that are primed with at least 3 coats of gesso for an archival surface. I use high quality artists oil paint to ensure that the paintings can be enjoyed for many years without yellowing or changing in color. As a medium, I use pure linseed oil, which give the paintings a rich shine and finish.

Will Paint For Food Project
In 2015, I've started a new project called "Will paint for food". The idea is to paint pictures of food every day for at least 30 days, and donate the profits from all the sales to help feed the hungry. I think that art has the power to change the world. I want to do my small part in making a difference. I want to know that my paintings have great homes, with people who care about the world. In the end, everybody wins – you get a beautiful painting, the hungry get meals, and I know that my art has a great purpose.

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  • Aleksey Vaynshteyn

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    Artist living and working in the NYC area. I paint from life, and draw most of my inspiration from nature. To me there is infinite beauty and wonder in something as simple as a pear on a plate. You just have to take a closer look.

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Last updated on August 24, 2015
I'm so glad you found my shop! Here you'll find original oil paintings, hand painted by me from life. I do my best to capture what I see, feel, and know about my subjects in the most honest way I know. If you have questions about any of the pieces in the shop, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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I do my best to represent my paintings as accurately as possible in photographs. Usually photos don't really do the painting justice, and when you receive the art and see it for the first time, you'll love it even more. If for some reason you're not happy with the painting, ship it back to me withing 7 business days of receiving it, and I'll refund your money. You'll only be responsible for shipment both ways.
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I accept credit card and PayPal payments. If you have special circumstances and need a different form of payment, please contact me. I do not collect sales tax at this time.
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All domestic orders are shipped using USPS Priority Mail and are insured. International orders are shipped via USPS First Class mail. If you require a different shipping method, please include a note with your order and I'll be happy to accommodate. Most orders are shipped withing 3 business days unless the painting is still wet. In that case, please allow for an additional 1-2 weeks of drying time before shipment.