December 30, 2016

Copying Masters: Charles Reid

Another attempt of mine to solve the secret of transparent and breathing watercolors of inexpliсable, inimitable, talented and unpredictable Mr. Charles Reid (his site).

December 27, 2016

Dreaming Desperately

It was a shot I unexpectedly caught on TV when scrolling the channels. Russian movie about a lonely woman dreaming to meet the right man was actually a complete disaster, but this scene was great with dark background, red necklace, roses on the table. I memorized it and painted later in tempera.

December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Watercolor and Oil Pastel on Arches, 30 x 40cm
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

December 21, 2016

Bert Dodson "Keys to Drawing"

These inks and shapes were inspired by the task in Bert Dodson's amazing book (Amazon link). This book and everyday practice can make miracles to any newbie with a pencil, I believe it and I know it.


December 19, 2016

The Architectural Fantasy

My fantasy about the Orthodox Church in Kotor, Montenegro in November 2016.

December 16, 2016

Sweet November

Sweet quiet November evening in Budva, Montenegro.

December 14, 2016

The Night

I tried, but failed to show the silver of the Adriatic Night. I will practice more.

December 12, 2016

The Blue of the Sea

The Adriatic Sea has the impossibly beautiful emerald-light blue color. Just look at it and all your problems go away.

December 9, 2016

Little Marina

Have you ever dreamed to own a yacht? I never did. I am afraid of open spaces with no land in sight. But what a joy to see them, boats and yachts, these beautiful proves of human brain's achievements.

December 7, 2016


I suppose the ladies are discussing the grandchildren, warm autumn and stranger, who's taking a photo of them.
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