Saturday, March 18, 2017

Black Mask painting

Painting Black Mask I made using small sketch in my notebook (actually "morning pages"). I liked it's expressiveness.




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dragon's portrait

Lately I started practicing drawing dragons and other fantasy creatures. So far they are in sketchbooks, but one escaped on a small 6x6 inches canvas. It's called "Can you keep a secret?" because the dragon has somewhat inquisitive look. I made it with pen and ink, and color pencils. It is varnished with protective UV acrylic varnish, sides painted black, and it's ready to be hanged on a wall.



Stay tuned for more dragons.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Driftwood and Sunset paintings.



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 While living in Juneau, Alaska I spotted this interesting driftwood tree on Douglas island and made a pencil sketch of it. And a couple of days ago I made a small painting (just discovered that Georgia O'Keefe's Blue II looks somewhat similar, but much bigger size. Nice to have some similarities with famous. LOL ). So here it is, Driftwood,  9x12 inches, acrylic on canvas panel:





Another painting I did yesterday also has Alaskan origin - Sunset in Juneau, Alaska. It looks almost tropical, so bright colors.
9x12 inches, painted on canvas panel with acrylic, varnished.

Alaska Glacier paintings

Friday, July 29, 2016

Abstract Red Flower.in a vase.




It's so fun to paint abstract flower in abstract vases with bright colors.
Acrylic on 300 lb watercolor paper, mounted on stretched canvas.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Green Island Lighthouse.

We pass this island on Alaska ferry ship in the evening. I was already sitting on my bed - cot on a upper deck of ferry ship Columbia, when suddenly I saw that beautiful view. It was too unexpected and a little bit too dark to take a photo so I just sketched it really quick and made the acrylic painting at home.


I found that this is amazing lighthouse (actually it's called lightstation) with lightkeeper family live there all year around.
There is a wonderful post about the lighthouse, it's history and people in Eva Lazarus blog. That's how she describe it:
"Green Island, likely named because it’s not, is a rocky wasteland 25 miles north of Prince Rupert, eight miles from the Alaska border and the most northern lighthouse in the province. No trees grow on this lump of ice in winter, where 50 knot winds constitute a light breeze and last for weeks."

The painting is made on stretched canvas, sized 8x24 inches, covered with protective UV acrylic varnish.



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mountain photographs

 Beautiful view of Mt.Baker, North Cascades, near Bellingham, still with snow, at sunset.



More mountain photos at Fine Art America:
mountains photographs for sale

Monday, June 6, 2016

Bouquet of flowers in a red vase. Floral study #8.

Floral study on 300lb watercolor paper and right now it's on an auction on Daily Paintworks:



I started doing these small paintings as a warm up exercise and color combination experiments.


Wearable Art, Journals and More!

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pear Paintings for Three Color Challenge





The challenge Daily Paintwork propose is to use just three colors + white for the painting. They called it Tres Amigos Challenge. Colors I used were Cadmium Yellow Primrose, Cadmium Red Light, Manganese Blue, plus Titanium White.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Gourds and more mushrooms.

A little while ago we bought two gorgeous gourds in our coop store. I painted both of them, and probably will paint more.
Here is the first one - painted on 8x10: inches canvas panel and finished with UV protection varnish.








Gourd #2  - 6x8 inches canvas panel, also varnished:



And a new painting of three King Bolitas mushrooms - painted on 300lb watercolor paper mounted on 10x10 inches stretched canvas, varnished: