Jacek Yerka

Making a painting is not an easy thing.
All begins in the head and through the left hand and soft 2B pencil is registered in checker notebook in a form of few-inch size drawings.
If the idea is worth to be developed, it is then colored with crayons, some new details are added and all is draught on good quality paper of size 14 x 11,5 cm with full colors.

Such a project is then presented to the Family Jury (my wife and 4 daughter), that in most cases issues the rejection sentence, accompanied with bitter and negligent comments. Usually such a verdict is followed by unnecessary family tension and door slamming.

In the next stage, the projects gains maturity , lying under old bills or other designs. If at the second approach, usually after a few weeks, the verdict remains unchanged, the project ends its life at my archives, or , eventually may be sold to collectors.
But in most cases, one of my girls having mercy over my work, expresses reluctant interest of the previously rejected project – in the minutes its status changes to the prospectus work and serves as basis for pastels in the size of 60×48 cm.

Pastel is already a form that may be presented to the world, and considered as finished and individual piece of art. For me however, is only a developed project form, where the idea is presented in general scheme.
Thus , pastels serve as basis for making acrylic paintings on canvas. Only with a brush and paint, I am able to show all nuances of color and visual effects, resulting in full and complete presentation of the work concept, perfect both in form and content.