July 24, 2016

Fuchsia Buds Study

Started with the intention to draw in transparent and delicate watercolor washes, I ended up with usual expressionistic overworked result. Self-portrait of the painter...

July 21, 2016

Roses at Dacha Castle

Roses are my mother's pride and joy, together with her "dacha" castle.

July 18, 2016

Fuchsia at a Balcony

I would like to have the new skirt with this design.

July 16, 2016


Yet again I am retrieving light from the dark graphite background. This time I add details with pencil above the finished piece. I need to be accurate with wrinkles next time.

Girl in Graphite

I keep experimenting with different media and different faces from random photos.

July 14, 2016

Out the Window 15. Evening Sky Drama

Yet still the view from the window is endless source of inspiration.

July 12, 2016


June was busy and distracting, I hope July will be different.

May 30, 2016

The Man in the Glasses

The unbeatable color harmony - burnt sienna and cobalt blue.

May 28, 2016

Girl with Dark Eyes

And now I have found enough courage and audacity to come to the foot of the highest mountain in my art study landscape: portraits. Human faces, face expression, men's and women's faces, aging faces, emotions, the list is endless, the mounting is Everest high.
Fast sketch in my sketchbook (I feel best when do work in one session, without interruption in mood and paint flow).
Feels strange to see that somebody unknown starts looking at you from the sketchbook page..

May 26, 2016

In Haze

18x25cm, Eraser on toned paper
That was interesting! My first experience with drawing with kneaded eraser (soft and obedient kind of graphite eraser) on the paper toned with pencil graphite dust. I had to pull light from the dark background.
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