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... :-)


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