This is small 6x8 inches abstract painting with something like a window frame and blurry stars outside. Everything looks monochrome in a weak light of stars and other light probably from setting sun or lights of a city. I have a very original name for the painting - Starry Night.
It's a good example how when you don't really care about the outcome and just enjoy the process you might get interesting and satisfying result.
I made this piece on a heavy weight (300 lb) watercolor paper and mounted on stretched canvas. It is coated with UV protective varnish, sides are painted black and it's ready to hang.
This little weird Elf was guarding our house for about 10 years and now he's gone to Spain to live (with my husband's daughter). I hope he will be as happy house guard over there too.
Meanwhile I thought to paint his portrait using some sketches I made earlier.
For two weekends in October - 6,7th and 13 and 14th there is a Whatcom artist studio tour going on in the town of Bellingham and area around.
My husband and I visited a few artists on first weekend of the tour.
On Saturday, October 6 in our itinerary was Richard Bulman, really versatile artist working in variety of mediums including painting in oil and acrylic, drawing, making really original jewelry and hand engraved and painted stone. Reluctantly I have to limit myself showing only a couple of his artwork, but you can see more on his website Bulman Fine Art, his house and Whatcom Art Market
Egyptian Cat relief
acrylic on engraved stone
Oil painting - Masks of Chaas
Next we visited Terry Brooks - artist, friend and a teacher who paints Bellingham in a somewhat funny way.
This will happen in a year 2100 after global warming will melt ice and flood streets of Bellingham. :)
Gorgeous colorful sunset north from Juneau, Alaska on Eagle beach. Artwork size 12x12 inches, painted in acrylic on gallery wrap stretched canvas. Coated with UV protective varnish. I painted sides so you can hang it without frame.
When I was growing up in Soviet Union there was no abstract art. There was only socialist realism. Well, there was abstract in museums but it was a "capitalism" art and we as "communists" were not suppose to do that.
So now I decided to dive deep in the art of abstracts and try to do a small abstract painting a day (or close to it). Small is not as scary as big, so I might handle it. Will see.
This one not the very first, occasionally I did some abstracts in my self-learning process, but it always felt like I don't know what I am doing. I still don't really know what I am doing, but I have ideas of color combinations, compositions and just go with intuition.
This particular work was inspired by Russian-German artist Wassily Kandinsky, his bold bright colors.
I called it - Life As It Is:
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.
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: