November 3, 2016

EDM #82. Draw Your Art Space

Recently I have bought Raeskog - IKEA's 3levels utility cart (the one in the middle). It is of rich burnt sienna color, and it is love from first sight. Should I say that I love to go to IKEA once in a while, to feel I am in Stockholm, in Europe, in law and order?

Raeskog perfectly fitted into the picture, now my drawing and painting tools are well arranged and on wheels.

The sketch is about the art space, I am the lucky one to have the separate area for the creative experiments. Have just realized that every furniture item in the picture is brought from IKEA...

November 1, 2016

EDM #37 Draw Some Keys

Here is the narrow cabinet near the entrance door. I sketched its everyday busy life: apartment keys, car keys, yellow "forget me not" shopping list, old mp3 player - can't throw, don't know where to use.
Once again my many many thanks to ideas list of Danny Gregory (here)

October 27, 2016

EDM #191: Draw Some Paper Money


Idea to draw paper money was fished up from my magic "Blue vase of ideas" and before that, from the list of "Every Day Matters" (EDM) challenge (link).
Here I listened to the advice of John Lovett, author of beautiful and very colorful and energetic watercolors (his site). He wrote: to make focal point noticeable, use tonal, color and textural contract. And I did.

October 24, 2016

The Buddies


When collecting travel bag, I do not care a lot about t-shirts and trousers. But I know that shoes are the most important part of the gear and one needs at least two (better three) pairs to feel good every new day on long hikes.
Here I wanted to pay tribute to my boots, my buddies, which made my hiking full of pleasure and relax.
I want to advertise Merrell (for free), as my shoes were amazingly comfortable for many miles I walked during this USA journey and many other tours during many years before.

October 17, 2016

One of my Bucket List. Айдыдыт!


3000 miles through New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California. I feel like my heart is ready to blow away because of the beauty I've seen and protection I've felt, because of all the nicest people I made friends with on my road, because of the amazing present to see our fragile little planet I received.  

September 27, 2016

Lilac and Yellow Girl

That was fun task from my "ideas basket": I had to use two, light and dark, pastel sticks, 10 various papers and to draw human figure (from reference), composing into the paper.
Experience of losing control and going with the flow is priceless.

September 24, 2016

Out the Window 17. No Funny Sky


Do not beat me for the same picture again and again. I can not stop to record the state of nature outside my window. Sky is the amazing master of magic.

September 21, 2016

Blue Eyes


This watercolor bouquet is painted on old piece of Arches paper. In the summer of 2010 I was in USA participating in watercolor workshop by Janet and Steve Rogers. One day Janet taught us her way in romantic portraiture and seeing my complete helplessness in drawing human face, she did me a favor and drew the girl's face for me, so I could begin with watercoloring it.
That day I did not find the courage to ruin the beautiful sketch by Janet. I kept it for all those years. But the time has come. I did this bouquet, I added color to the face and made this combination look like the completed story.
Thank you, Janet for your inspiration through all these years.

September 17, 2016

Out the Window 16


I guess my readers are nervous about the view from  the window. Did it change in September? Are leaves already yellow? Is the sky blue or is it usual grey for nearest eight months?
Here is the answer. Green still exists in the picture. But sky is no funny at all.
To be continued.

September 9, 2016

Garden Treasure

30 x 40cm, Mixed Media

Another autumn flowers bouquet in mixed media.
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