February 11, 2016

Black Background

This collage is inspired by the photo. I used a lot of materials here: collage, watercolor, black ink for the background, Neocolor sticks for the details.

February 9, 2016

Birds in the Sketchbook

I wonder how to make them sing in my sketches.

Yesterday I bought a big polythene bag of sunflower seeds. I wonder how long will it last, as the small guys have very good appetite and their team is growing every day. 

February 7, 2016

Draw Birds


If you feel empty and dull - draw birds.
If you do not know what to do - draw birds.
If you need to fill the last pages of the sketchbook - draw birds.
Well, you have got the idea, birds drawing is  my best reply to everyday collisions.

February 6, 2016

Out the Window 10


After several dull in color monochrome days, the weather inspires me again to study color and tone of the beautiful outdoors.

February 4, 2016

Birds in the Sketchbook

Drawing (and drawing birds in particular) is such a joy and relief and pleasure.

January 15, 2016

Out The Window 9


While I was painting this piece (about 20 minutes in total) the weather changed three times from windy snow storm to crisp frosty sunny day. Amazing discoveries are awaiting when you look attentively.
I am sorry if you think it is boring but I am completely absorbed by the "every day new" view from the window.
Two years ago I read Richard Schmid's "Alla Prima" and considered this book to be one of the most powerful manuals on painting and art craft. (his site here)
So when I found out the author's 80th birthday was on the way in 2014, I sent him birthday card and thanked with all my heart (as did his pupils from all over the world) . Yesterday I received his reply (photo above), so happy about that. It feels like a breath of fresh air from the other planet. Thank you, Mr. Schmid.

January 13, 2016

Out the Window 7


A little snow at midday today.
It is amazing how weather changes colors of so familiar landscape.
I'm diving deeper and deeper into this series.

January 12, 2016

Out of Window 6


Today the snowfall adds muted tones and colors to my little painting.

January 9, 2016

January 7, 2016

Out the Window 4


Last minutes of the sun on a cold winter day, the sky is amazing rose and light blue color.
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