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Elena Perskova
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  • Cambridge, MA
  • United States
  • Oil, acrylic painting
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Introducing Me !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacki Bilsborrow Oct 15, 2011. 8 Replies

Hello Everyone,My name is Elena.  If you cannot tell from my name I am originally from Russia.  I have been living in the USA for two years and intend to stay.  So, please excuse my English as it is…Continue

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Elena Perskova replied to Pat Finney's discussion Photographing Iridized Glass
"Well, good luck.  Since your comments were intended for someone else I'll say no more."
Oct 24, 2011
Elena Perskova replied to Pat Finney's discussion Photographing Iridized Glass
"The lighting on this piece is not diffuse enough and is causing washout.   You can get good results by shooting outside and avoiding direct sunlight.  To shoot inside you can construct an inexpensive light tent from some bed sheeting…"
Oct 23, 2011
Elena Perskova replied to Pat Finney's discussion Photographing Iridized Glass
"Ah, here I can offer some constructive advice as I have photographed successfully these kind of objects before.  If you are using studio strobes then place one on each side of the object and use a softbox of the correct size.  Place a…"
Oct 20, 2011
Elena Perskova replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What art fair would you like to visit?
"I'm planning to go to the show next month at Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough.  It's going to be a bit on the chilly side so I do hope this will be an indoor affair.  Now, perhaps I'll get to meet in person some of…"
Oct 16, 2011
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Elena Perskova's discussion Introducing Me !
"Yes, Elena, thanks for the education in selling Russian Art.  I do remember the 1980 Olympics and the famous Boycott.  And here we are in 2011 fighting in Afganistan!!  Maybe an indoor Art Show would be the thing to try.  You…"
Oct 15, 2011
Annette Piper replied to Elena Perskova's discussion Introducing Me !
"Fascinating Elena - thanks for the insight :)"
Oct 15, 2011
Elena Perskova replied to Peter William Katke's discussion Intuit Go Payment & my BIG MISTAKE.
"Actually, my comments about trashing Intuit were directed at the original post.  I understand your analysis and I suppose you are saying that there are more things to consider such as convenience and service and fixed rate versus variable rate…"
Oct 15, 2011
Elena Perskova replied to Elena Perskova's discussion Introducing Me !
"Hi Jacki, My apologies for not answering sooner.  I just started visiting this site again and am still undecided as to whether art fairs are for me.  However, I'm happy to talk about the differences between here and in Russia. In…"
Oct 14, 2011
Elena Perskova replied to Peter William Katke's discussion Intuit Go Payment & my BIG MISTAKE.
"Perhaps you read English worse than I write it.  Maybe you don't come from a big capitalist nation, Russia, like me.  So you don't understand.   I clearly say that if you have large sums of charges then, yes, the small…"
Oct 14, 2011
Elena Perskova replied to Peter William Katke's discussion Intuit Go Payment & my BIG MISTAKE.
"You people really amaze me!@  You are really complaining about a difference of 1% or less on a transaction fee?  Sure, if you were doing hundreds of thousands of dollars in business then such a difference might be significant.  My…"
Oct 14, 2011
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Elena Perskova's discussion Introducing Me !
"Hello Elana and welcome.  We are glad to have you here with us.  Do they have Art Shows in Russia like we have hear in the USA?  Itt would be interesting to hear the differences between Russia and here.  I hope to see you around…"
Aug 15, 2011
Connie Mettler left a comment for Elena Perskova
"Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Elena.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community. When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of…"
Aug 15, 2011
Elena Perskova replied to Elena Perskova's discussion Introducing Me !
"Thank you very much all!  Yes, as I said in my introduction I find some of the comments surprising.  Well, I suppose I can cast out my share of surprises too..."
Aug 13, 2011
Annette Piper replied to Elena Perskova's discussion Introducing Me !
"Hi Elena and welcome to AFI :)  I'm in Australia and learning a lot here too!"
Aug 12, 2011
Diane Wright replied to Elena Perskova's discussion Introducing Me !
"Welcome Elena, Glad to have ypu here."
Aug 11, 2011
Elena Perskova posted a discussion

Introducing Me !

Hello Everyone,My name is Elena.  If you cannot tell from my name I am originally from Russia.  I have been living in the USA for two years and intend to stay.  So, please excuse my English as it is not always the best. I am an artist - a painter. I work with both oil and acrylic.  I concentrate on the human form but also enjoy painting landscapes or whatever else I fancy. My formal training is from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts.    Here I studied graphic design and received my…See More
Aug 11, 2011

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At 8:28am on August 15, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Elena.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.


When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us.   We all look forward to your participation here.   Also, visit the "member map" and add your location.   We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!


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