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Commissioned Fossil Art

Commissioned Quadtych (4-luik)
Grape vine leaves in Fall colors.

FOUND A NEW HOME in FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA

An other example of my fossil art.
I painted the sides black matte
and varnished them with a satin coat.


With all these grape leaves a little French accordion music:

La Valse d'Amélie




All about DIPTYCHS, TRIPTYCHS, QUADTYCH and POLYPTYCHS

What's a POLYPTYCH ? (pronounced POL-ip- tik)
A work consisting of four or more paintings.


A DIPTYCH is a drawing or painting in two parts.
It is most usually a continuous but divided image, but may also be composed of separate, closely related images.
The word diptych comes from the greek root "dis", meaning two, and "ptykhe", meaning "fold".


A TRIPTYCH is picture in three parts.
(Pronunciation: trip- tick)
The triptych is a very popular format in the arts for a range of reasons:
The three-act dramatic structure is also evident in the application of the triptych format by many artists, with the panels representing a beginning, a middle and an end.


A QUADTYCH: SERIES of four seperate canvases.
Anything above a series of three paintings can be called a polyptych


Why would you want to paint on multiples?
1) More canvases add more interest.
2) Multiple canvases will spark your creativity.
3) Mini-canvases can be rearranged like a puzzle.

Framing each canvas individually is not really an option. Multiple canvas paintings should be painted on professional-quality gallery wrap canvas, and hung close together when finished.

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Robert Keller 13 Nov 2015

Wonderful dear Olga!!

Patricia Griffin Brett 24 Sep 2011

This is fabulous work! Glad I found your site :) I'll be visiting often!

marie-claire gallet 08 May 2011

Dear Olga, what a pity that you live so far from France, I would love to participate to your workshops !! Thank you for all the artistic experiences you share with us !!

Niina Niskanen 29 Dec 2010

Wow these look really amazing. I study graphic arts and I've done some artworks using leaves and other nature material. I don't really know this techinique but it sounds very intresting.

ruth sears 15 Aug 2010

OMG.WOULD LOVE THESE BEAUTIES ON MY WALL,VERY EXQUISITE WORK!!!!!!!!!

Artist Reply: I've more for sale! ))))