Urban and Industrial Early Works on Paper    Gallery 1       
All of my paintings, both large and small, are painted on location. Initially I started the works on gessoed watercolor paper as studies for larger paintings. Gradually I began to see these studies as separate works independent of the larger pieces. While they still may function as ideas for larger paintings, many times I am happy with the small work and I don't feel a need to create a more finished piece. The small works have a looseness and spontaneity that make them a lot of fun to paint.    Bronx Draw Bridge, Painted by Valeri Larko
   American Concrete 1997 oil on prepared paper private collection by Valeri Larko