Friday, June 29, 2012

"Looking at You." Floral Pastel painting.

"Looking at You"
8 x 10"
Pastel on La Carte.

My latest floral painting. This time - in pastel. I tried something new here (again!)
and mounted piece of La Carte to Italian-made panel for oil painting. 
those panels have great absorption and glue quickly
without creating any problems with my paper.
I'm planning to frame this one just like I do with my other works on board - 
without mats. Overall it was very successful experience.
Next time I will try to mount bigger piece.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Oil Pastel Society signature status.

This happened to be an extremely busy summer for me...
Our little girl is getting married, our horses are getting new barn,
lot of work in the garden and with my show dogs and I have few great art
events to attend what require extensive traveling...
With all this in mind I still have to make myself some quality painting time...
What I do... but those are mostly nights.
Few new painting are on a way, but mean while my "older paintings"
(what are mostly just 2-3 years "old" or even lesser) still do the job...
Yesterday I received a wonderful news from Oil Pastel Society.

"Congratulations! The judges have found your work to be exceptional and have awarded you signature status in the Oil Pastel Society."

I'm finding it very significant, because just about 3 years ago I found myself completely in love with Oil Pastels, finished my first floral painting and entered it into my very first juried show. It was beginning of exiting journey in the World of Big Art and it all started from Oil Pastels what I conceder my
"lucky medium" and one of my personal favorites...

Thank You to the Jury for this big Honor!..
Tatiana Myers, OPS.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

7th Annual Juried Exhibition of IGOR.

I'm happy to make another announcement.
Yesterday afternoon I received e-mail from International Guild Of Realism (IGOR)
stating that my painting "Orchids in Ruby Glass" was selected
by two separate juries and will be included in 7th Annual Juried Exhibition of Guild
at Jones & Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel, California.
from September 7th to September 30th, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

IGOR is planning on having many events during the opening show-weekend
including seminars with several noted guest speakers
and art gallery tour in downtown Carmel.
Amazing show, great artists from all around the World!..
So much looking forward to see it all in person.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hay Fields. Pastel study on canvas.

My latest study on canvas panel. Had to try few things here... Generally just wanted to see, how what process will work for me on canvas-covered support... Well, good news - it works fine. Bad news - i didn't put enough primer and didn't get enough tooth for my surface... therefore had to deal with some limitations.
Picture one - finished underpainting - gouache over Colourfix primed canvas panel. Picture two - finished pastel painting. Conclusion: I think I like it, but... need more aggressive primer... OR need to put extra layer of primer next time. It should work better.


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