Thursday, September 6, 2012

Autumn leaves. Challenge painting for DPW.

Here it is - little treasuries of the fall. It actually was hard to choose just three, every little dry curly leaf is so different. As it was suggested in the challenge I left some bright magenta streaks of underpainting shine through blue background.
Painting is made with acrylic paint on canvas glued to masonite board and measures 11x7.5 inches. It's available for sale on AUCTION this week on Daily Paintworks.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lava flow, Central Oregon.

In a middle of this August we went on a trip through Cascades in Central Oregon. It included Lava Flow around McKenzie Pass, few camping stops near lakes in Deschutes National Forest, just south from Bend, Oregon, and beautiful Crater lake. Our trip to lava flow we started at Dee Wright Observatory which was built during Great Depression by a Civilian Conservation Corps crew at Camp Belknap with lava stone found at the construction site:

It seems like thousand volcanoes were erupting here constantly for the last 2 million years, creating this Moonlike landscape:


Mount Washington, greatly eroded by glaciers:

View of former (scientists saying they can erupt again in near future) volcanoes Three Sisters from the highway:

Island in the sea of lava, that's how it looked like in time of volcanoes eruption:

And that's how it looks like today:

I will continue photo-story about our trip in the next posts.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Swirl, abstract acrylic painting.

This painting is improvisation on science fiction theme. I thought about an alien planet with whirlpool in a strange forest. I painted it with acrylic and used a pallet knife to create those alien "trees". Painted on canvas, glued to masonite board, and covered with protective UV varnish.
Available for sale in my gallery in Daily Paintwork or on my website .

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oregon coast in August

As expected it was foggy, but still beautiful. Cannon beach rocks in a middle of a day:
In the afternoon fog seems lifted:
And at sunset the sun completely went into dark foggy cloud. Temperature dropped to 50s, but after 102F on the East of the coastal mountain range it was somewhat refreshing.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Painting space.

I always loved space - stars, galaxies, planets. They are fascinating. I even took an astronomy course in University, but quickly figured that I love to look at all this, but not really study. Here are three space paintings, which I recently completed, all available for sale in my Etsy store:

 This one I call "Supernova":

Spiral galaxy:


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Red flowers photograph

Some time ago I took photos of flowers in a beautiful friend's garden. After playing with one of the photographs in Photoshop, I came up with an image, which looks like painted on highly textured canvas:
Prints of any size of this beautiful photograph are available for purchasing in my Etsy photo store:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Driving on back roads in Pacific Northwest.

I live in a beautiful mountain country in Northwest Washington. It's so much fun to drive on forest service roads, taking pictures and doing sketches, and of course hiking around. Here are photos from today's trip near Mt.Baker.
It still lots of snow on mountains above 3000 feet. Mountains graphics:
Beautiful Glacier creek:
More photographs will be displayed on my website:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring is coming, and tulip season is too!

Inspite of cold weather (with snow even) here in North West Washington state, spring is not delaying. Cherry trees is promptly starting to bloom, daffodils already a few inches tall, and soon will be Tulip Festival time!

I printed a few tulip cards and want to offer a sale - box of cards just for $25, come stop to see it in my Etsy store.

Here are cards are available:

Happy spring to everyone!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Celebration New 2012 Year!

New 2012 Year is coming!

Here is few photographs of colorful fireworks. Set of 4 prints on amazing metallic surface are available in my Etsy store for special price!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

West Coast storm photos.

Weather forecast finally said that there will be some stormy wind on a coast, and we like storm chasers, got ready in no time and went through Olympic peninsula to La Push to watch the storm.
Seagulls were nervously flying back and forth.

The ocean was all white from a foam. Nasty, dark stormy cloud system was coming from north-west.

I had just about half an hour to take pictures before pouring rain started.
That's how shore looked like after the storm.