Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another look at Wildwood, Pastel WIP. Update.

Slowly moving along with my landscape. Had some work done today, not much, 
but with the right feeling to it. I'm trying to keep it this time about color and feeling. About that moody attitude and not so much about detail... So far not bad. Maybe just a little bit more... Will be nice to finish it before this month is over... Or perhaps even before the end of this week.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

"Iris Garden" is a finalist of International Artist magazine "Flowers and Gardens" art challange/competition.

"Iris Garden".
 14 x 11"  Pastel on La Carte.

Yesterday evening I was surprised with a great news. "Iris garden", one of my very favorite Oil Pastel paintings, was chosen as one of  finalists by the International Artist magazine Challenge #62 
"Flowers and Gardens" Competition and will be published in "International Artist" issue #78 April/May 2011.
Now I have to do some writing part about my painting methods etc., what also going to be a part of this publication. And.. I don't have much time to do it, therefore this evening I better get busy!

You can see what in progress of me creating this painting by following this thread 

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Back to Ever Glades.

After "Blossom" premiere we had one more day in Florida and took full advantage of it by going to Ever Glades and Big Cypress National Wildlife Preserve.
OK, I again got sun burn in the middle February (will I ever learn?!) 
 But photos I brought home worth all the straggle. :-)

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Blossom -II" reception is here!

Leaving for Florida very early this morning. Tomorrow will be official opening and award ceremony of "Blossom-II". I hardly can wait to see all those beautiful works of art. This is a totally amazing event for me. Hardly can wait. But... Tomorrow is another day!

Friday, February 4, 2011

More of Apples and Oranges. Oil Pastel on canvas.

This is just a little "something" I did yesterday night and today evening.  I took 8 x 10" canvas board and coated it with Colourfix primer (2 coats). When primer dried i did elementary oil pencil sketch. then went with first layer of Oil Pastels and solvent (Gamsol). After it dried overnight finished it with another layer of Oil Pastels.
I only used few sticks of Holbeins out of my little 40 color set. It was fun.
I used same photo reference I did before for my soft pastels, but rearranged those oranges a little
to keep it more simple. 
BTW, here is one of my favorite books on Oil Pastels. I have few, but this one is my favorite and tells it all.
John Elliot is an amazing artist. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"End of Summer" Oil Pastel entry to Bold Brush competition.

Quoted from

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"End of Summer"

 Oil Pastel 14" x 11"

Entry Number: 16795
 February 2011


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