Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Spicy Apple Tea" WIP.

"Spicy Apple Tea" by Tatiana Myers

8 x 10", La Carte, Pastel.

This is all fault of Dianna and her wonderful Still Life paintings. I never ever though I will turn to something like THAT, called "Still Life". Always was considering it like something awfully boring... And here I came across of works of Dianna Ponting  and it gave me vision of very new dramatic perspective on Simple Objects Of Everyday Live.

And this is all what Dianna's works are about - classical realism, sometimes close to photorealism, play of lights and shadows and dramatic...

So I decided to give it a try, and this will be my first Still Life ever. Original reference photo - courtesy of Dianna Ponting. 

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lady Bug, the Morgan. WIP. (started 3/31/09, finished 12/27/09)

                                                       Above: Lady Bug in mixed media.

Last summer I went to our friends farm where we are keeping our horses and took few hundreds of pictures once again... My favorite one at that day happened to be a portrait of Lady Bug, young Morgan mare, posing for me perfectly on a background of majestic blue mountains. I loved her head shot so much then soon after did my first painting of her in mixed media an now returned to the same reference photo to try it in Oil Pastels. First I did a quick painting with Erengy on watercolor paper, just to worm up before serious work; and then started my painting on Colourfix with Holbein OPs. 

Above: Lady Bug In Erengy. Sketch.

  I used Art Spectrum and some Caran D'Ache gouache for underpainting and very little amount of Walnut Hollow pencils for small details.

Below: Lady Bug in Holbein OPs. WIP.

As usually when it comes to the sky of water, I had to use some Sennelier OPs, because at my opinion they are most suitable for it. Also for details I'm going to use a wash of Neopastels, but I'm not up to that point yet.

Do not pay any attention to her eyes and ears, it is nearly not finished, mostly just an underpainting. :-)

And after few month right before new year I went back to finish some of my old works, including this one. So here is Lady Bug. Finished after all.



Friday, December 25, 2009

Sakura Carre pastels..."Irish Landscape" Reworked.

Over this week I went trough some of my older works and took a fresh look at them. Some went to trash, others... I just wanted to play some more with those... Like this one. Originally it was done in Sakura Carre pastels. Today I tried to work it over with some soft brands as Terry Ludwig and Schimncke. Then I had to spray it with fixative. Here is two paintings to compare.

Original painting. Colourfix paper, Carre Pastels.

Re-worked painting with Terry Ludwig and Schmincke.

"Rockville Bridge -II" last update. WIP

I did some more changes to this painting. Here is a final version.

Last days before Christmas...

"Christmas Train" by James Myers. Printer Paper, Markers.

Last days before Christmas in our house consisted of one big Chaos.

My new computer broke, my not so new car broke, our bank had some glitch, so my account looked scary and neighbor's van got stuck on our driveway, so nobody can get in and out. How about that ?!..

So... not much painting was going on. All I did some sketches on Canson (just to get rid of that paper). I adore brave people that can work with pastels on Canson. I'm not a one of them. All my sketches are intended for the trash, but I took a picture of it anyway...

And lastly and most impotently, Jim also participated in drawing and came up with this one you can see on very top of my post. It was glued with some Scotch tape to the gun box. Yes, sure, I got one more gun for my endless collection. This time - with my husbands art on it.

Ladies, you are welcome to get envious! 

Canoson, mixed pastels. "Portrait".

Canson, mixed Pastels. "Kitty"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Friday, December 18, 2009

Rockville Bridge-II. WIP.

"Rockville Bridge -II", 

Ampersand Pastel Board, Pastel. © 2009 8 x 10"

Framed, True Vue Conservation Clear® glass.

This is my second painting of Rockville bridge with first one being Plein Air and this one - studio work. This second painting is facing opposite direction compare to my first one. I'm planning to do probably few more of small paintings and sketches of this bridge, before getting to the bigger one, (16x20" or so) what probably will be my future show work for 2010.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gallery representation.

"Rockville Bridge", Plein Air landscape by Tatiana Myers 

La Carte, Pastels. Available trough "Art & Soul" Gallery. 

I'm happy to announce that starting from December of 2009 some of my art works may be seeing in Art and Soul Gallery, 900 Market St., Lemoyne, PA 17043. 

For information contact Owner of Gallery, Lyn O'Neal . 
 Call 717-761-1270, or email  .

Gallery Hours 9:30-15.00 Friday & Saturday, or by Appointment.

Thank You for giving me this wonderful opportunity, Lyn!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hay Fields.

"Hay Fields" by Tatiana Myers 

8 x 10", Ampersand Pastel Board, Pastel.

Framed, Conservation Glass.

One more small landscape of local farm fields. I liked to work on this painting, it brought back that sunny days I love so much!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Old Barn is finished!

"Old Barn" by Tatiana Myers

Pastel on Ampersand pastel board. 8 x 10"

Not much to say, simply finished it tonight and working on framing.

Hay Rolls. Re-thinked.

"Hay Rolls" by Tatiana Myers

Pastel on Ampersand Board, 8 x 10"

After some consideration and before the framing (about right time!) I decided to make some changes on this painting. So here is a final version of it.

Old Barn. Stage II. WIP.

Update on my barn painting. I have full intention to finish it today, so far so good.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Old barn. WIP.

"Old Barn" by Tatiana Myers

8 x 10", Museum series Ampersand Pastel Board,

Gouache underpainting, Pastel, Pastel pencils.

They usually call this type of things "on my easel". Well, this one is not on my easel, but right on my table on drawing board. Idea is to pains an old barn all covered with show... And once again  I'm a little bit out of my comfort zone for the several reasons:

1) I'm working with gouache underpainting for soft pastel... never done it before. (Don't know how it will work out, hopefully it will. I'm not about to spoil good board.)

2) I do not do buildings. This is a BARN. What is a building. (Scary part.)

3) I do not paint winter. This is my first ever white landscape. With a barn. (Twice as scary!)

I hope I'll get over it and finish it all right. I'm starting to like it.

I'm using Caran D'Ache and Art Spectrum Gouache in very limited pallet and some of Holbein pastels. On this stage you can partially see underpainting and partially - first layer of pastel. 

Hay Rolls. WIP.

"Hay Rolls" by Tatiana Myers 

8 x 10" Ampersand pastel board.

Soft pastel

Painted this one yesterday evening. More likely this one will go to Lyn O'Neal at her newly re-opened gallery Art & Soul . (Of course at case if Lyn likes it). Reference photo for this painting taken sometime this summer just behind of our horse barn, where our family is boarding our too beloved and spoiled Morgans. I love the farm field and beautiful blue mountains around... Scary to think that someday all that beauty could be taken over by one more ugly suburban development.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rododo... another experimental one. Oil.

"Rhododendrons in bloom. "

Canvas panel, Oil. 8 x 10"

And this one is my #2 in Palet Knife series... I used total of 10 colors to paint this. Should be a landscape. Somebody see landscape, or it is a fish again ?!... Supposed to be a mountains and rhododendrons.  It is going to dry for me forever and ever...

First Acrylics with knife.

 "Valley of Fish", 8x10", Canvas Panel, Acrylics.

This evening I did something totally "not me" like. I needed to work on my Oil Pastel, but it was too much commotion, I couldn't even concentrate at all... So I took old canvas panel (that thing was sitting around for years) and 6 pack of acrylics, what came with my table easel and also would otherwise sit around forever... And a palette knife what I'm using for mixing up my tempera paint. Here is results of it... I see there mountains and Valley full of wild flowers... husband sees the ocean and school of red fish here... :-)

Friday, November 27, 2009

MASF 35-th International Miniature Art Show 2010.

I just got an acceptance letter from MASF stating that 3 of my miniature pastels were accepted for upcoming International Juried miniature art show that will run from January 17 to February at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. 7. Getting into MASF 2010 was my target goal for this year and... Woo-Hoo!....

Below: my entries to 2010 exhibition:

"Foggy Evening", 4 x 6", Pastel on Wallis.

"Somewhere in Florida", 4 x 6", Pastel on Board.

Blooming Fields, 4 x 6", Pastel on Board.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Koi Pond. Oil Pastel WIP. Back to painting!

"Koi Pond" Oil pastel WIP.   8 x 10 " 

Ampersand Pastel Board,

Holbein and Sennelier Oil Pastel.

I'm finally back to my "Koi Poind". Again. 

No more show paintings, dead lines, special ideas, just my old work, what I need to finish. I'm glad I can do it. Looking at my Koi fish I feel that right now many things I would done differently, but I need to deal with what I have, so I'll try to get my best out of it. 

Here is a next update on this painting after long brake.

Stone Barn. Pastel.

"Stone Barn"  4 x 6 ", Pastel, 

Ampersand Museum series Pastel Board.

Framed, Tru Vue   Conservation glass. 

My last painting for upcoming "Small Artwork" group show. Soft pastel.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blue Clematis. Done! WIP

"Blue Clematis" by Tatiana Myers

4 X 6", Museum series Ampersand Pastel Board,

Holbein and Sennelier Oil Pastels, Gouache Underpainting.

I call it finished. That is it, no more, have to move on with my life! :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blue Clematis WIP. Next update.

Just some more details on how "Blue Clematis" is coming along. This is fragment of painting with the central flower. This photo is bigger, then actual size of painting. 

Click on picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Clematis. Oil pastel WIP.

I finished my first layer of OP. I always starting in with OP sticks and silicon shapers, so far I don't have all grown covered. Sometimes I go right away with second layer - same method - sticks and shapers. 

After I'm done with that, I'm switching to solvent and brushes and here it becomes more oil painting, then anything else.. This is a more delicate stage and takes longer time, because often I have to wait till solvent will almost dry, before I can continue.

This is exactly a part what I'm up to with this work right now- brush and solvent. Not finished yet, but getting there.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Clematis Oil Pastel. WIP.

"Blue Clematis" WIP.

Museum Series Ampersand Pastel Board. 4 x 6 "

Gouache underpainting.

I'm working on a twin-painting to little Oil Pastel "Pansies" I just finished last week. Second painting will be a Blue Clematis. Same size, same frame. I think they will look very nice together side-by-side with my first one. 

Often I do underpainting for OPs in oil pencils. This is what I did for pansies. Clematis, however, will have a gouache underpainting (Caran-D-Ache and Art Spectrum). Picture what you see here is underpainting ONLY, before I started with actual Oil Pastel.

I think when it will be finished, it will be very beautiful. 

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pansies, small scale. Oil pastel.

Pansies. 4 X 6". 

Ampersand Museum Series Pastel Board

Holbein and Sennelier Oil Pastel.

This small painting I painted for two reasons. First I was asked not long time ago, can I do something small in Oil Pastel with preserving all details. Secondly, I'm currently preparing some works for local Small Paintings group show, so I want to have few new paintings done, what will sort of stand out... Miniature in oil pastel is pretty unusual combination, so i went for it. I wouldn't call this painting real "miniature " for the reason: most of the time it is not only size of painting, but scale of painting 1:6. This one is questionable, if we will come to the scale part. However it is definitely small art work, one of the smallest OPs I ever done and I like it. Let see what others have to say.

Oh, yes, forgot to mention the fact: it is a smaller version of bigger painting I did earlier from the same reference. Different format too. 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November Plein Air.

 9 X 12 ". Soft Pastel, La Carte.

Today we went somewhere in the middle of nowhere Carlisle area... Pretty creek, look like full of rainbow trout. Right enough to keep me slightly mad about not taking my fishing stuff along... Everybody was painting something different; me, on other hand - something very usual. One more little waterfall! 

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Autumn Road". One more egg tempera miniature, WIP.

2.5 X 3.5". Illustration board, 

Ink, egg tempera, watercolor.

I just finished one more tempera painting. Like usually I have a feeling that need to work about another week to have it done, but.. probably I don't have to. This time I have few WIP pictures, that could make it somewhat more interesting. 

Here we go!

Line drawing.

Values in Ink.

Values in Titanium White.

Finished painting.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bates Farm, Plein Air.

Early November. 

11 x 14"  Plein Air. Soft Pastel, pencils, La Carte.

This Wednesday we went to another local farm for Plain Air session. What a day! At first we got lost in a swamp for a while and had some very productive painting session (of course I had to find out that forgot to check memory card in my camera, so all pictures were taking with my phone.. oops!.. ) Then we went to see two local galleries (One more nice surprise, thank You , Pat for taking us there!) And finished at some sort of eating place, not so much eating but talking about more of paintings... After all I managed to finish my painting I started on the farm. Here it is, but better next time I check not just batteries, but WHOLE my equipment. We lost a lot of good shots there...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chambersburg Miniature Art Show 2009 opening.

Today we went at opening of Chambersburg Miniature Art Show 2009. It is well known miniature show of National level. This year Chambersburg received show entries from 27 different States. Lots of great paintings from 120 talented artists. I am very proud to have two of my art works as a part of this exhibition and looking forward to go back next year!

Here is a link to see more paintings from this wonderful event!

Chambersburg Miniature Art Show 2009.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wet Canvas November Landscape challenge.

This month I'm hosting  November Landscape challenge on landscape forum. Such a great event! Many wonderful artists, so lot of potential! Of course I'm doing my own version (or two!) of my favorite photo references. Everybody is welcome to check out and participate in this challenge!

Oil pastel Plein Air.

12x12", Watercolor paper, mixed oil pastels.

Last Thursday, Susquehanna river Oil Pastel Plein Air. Once again had to finish it at home, it got just too cold, so everybody left early!


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