Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hay Fields, Dawn.

"Hay Fields, Dawn." 8 x 10" Oil on panel.

Small Oil study I did last evening. Hay fields near by with our horse barn.
Love that place for its beauty and peaceful feeling.

Now available at DPW auction.


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Friday, December 13, 2013

3 days of watercolor with Larry.

Last 3 days I spent in Mechanicsburg Art Center playing with watercolors. 
This was a second time when I got to study with one of my all-time
favorite watercolor artists/teachers - Larry Lombardo.
Last time we saw each other about 3 years ago. It was great to see him again
refresh old stuff and learn a few new things what he recently came up with
(Larry did change his pallet and color mixing system somewhat,
compare to what I knew from before).
We had wonderful time and ended up with beautiful little paintings of this lovely young lady. 
Larry will be teaching another class in January 2014.
Everybody who is interested hurry up to jump in!
As for me... I may conceder painting something in watercolor over this winter,
just need to get those new Larry's secret colors and I'll be good to go!

Monday, December 9, 2013

"Lakeview". Pastel on Wallis.

"Lakeview", 8x10", Pastel

Another painting painted after out recent trip to Washington State.
Pastel on mounted Wallis paper (Belgium Mist).
Watercolor underpainting.
Beautiful lake somewhere on a way to Mt.Rainier National Park.






Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Last Light", pastel.

"Last Light", 8 x 10" on Wallis Belgium Mist.

One more of my small studies on gray Wallis paper.
I did this subject a while ago on different support
and now wanted to give some new 'twist" to it.
Working on darker surface has tendency to affect choice of colors
and make painting more strong and moody (at my case anyway),
what this one clearly is compare to early version
I did two years ago on white paper.
I really enjoyed working on all those blades of grass
and nuances of purple threading this painting together...
Hope You like it too!


Monday, November 25, 2013

"Wisteria, Shining", Pastel.

"Wisteria, Shining", 8 x 10" Pastel on Wallis.
(Monet pond, Japanese Bridge)

My latest pastel on mounted Wallis Belgium Mist paper.
My second try on this subject after small étude in Oils
I did previous year for the client.
I'm posting some progress steps for this painting... Enjoy!





Randy Higbee 6 by 6" show... You invited!


I'm happy to inform all my friends that all 600+ accepted painting
now possible to see (and buy!) online.
Please take Your time to visit web site to see those little gems!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Two shows, two Coasts, two receptions - One date! Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art & Randy Higbee's Gallery 6 x 6" juried exhibitions.


Yesterday I got my acceptance letter from Randy Hibgee's Gallery
what confirmed that all my 3 entries were accepted into their
annual juried 6 X 6" Exhibition and sale.
The same very day I received my frames, took some time
to do the framing and packing and today all 3 pastels
went of their way across of whole country to be a part
of this amazing show. Too bad I can not be there,
but on a good note" show reception in CA will be
the same very day, as one in Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art,
what I hope not to miss.
Wish to see some of You in new Hope during artists reception
and award ceremony... 







Monday, November 18, 2013

"Turquoise Waters", 6 x 6" Pastel.

"Turquoise Waters", 6 x 6" Pastel.

My last submission into 2013 Randy Higbee 6 by 6" show.
results of juried process should go public today.
Now just wait...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

"Guardian of Dunes", 6x6" Pastel.


"Guardian of Dunes", Pastel on Wallis.

This one and two more of my recently finished pastel paintings
going to be my entries to 2013 Randy Higbee
in Costa Mesa, California.
I found out about this show by pure accident and very excited
to have my entries done in record short time
without sacrificing of any quality.
All 3 works entered in this show depicting coastal line
of Monterey, California and painted in memory of our 2012 trip
to Carmel-by-the-Sea for &th show of IGOR what I was a part of...

Thursday, November 7, 2013

"Spicy Apple Tea" goes to Salmagundi.

We received very pleasant phone call the other day, informing me
that "Spicy Apple Tea",  one of my pastels, was selected into 
105th Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition of
THE SALMAGUNDI CLBUB, NYC
What will make it one more  piece  getting ready to be shipped for the show.
 If this continue to go like that, soon I'll be in need of more shipping boxes.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bucks County Gallery juried holiday exhibit and sale, 6 x 6".


 I was informed this morning that all 6 of my paintings
(3 Oils and 3 Pastels)
 have been accepted in the Bucks County Gallery
juried holiday exhibit and sale
Nov 29th to Dec 30th in New Hope PA.
Join us at the reception Dec 7th from Noon-4pm.

My art is available at the gallery and online:



Sunday, October 27, 2013

"Coastal Poppies" 6 x 6" Pastel.

And one more in 6 x 6" pastel series... another California-related piece.
Possibility - this one will be shown at West Coast, but it is too arly to talk about it yet.
More are coming soon.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Visual Language Magazine Artist of the Day.

"Coastal trees study"
 5 x 7", Pastel on Wallis.

Happy to share my latest news: series of my Pastel paintings now featured by VL blog.
To read more please follow the link:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

"Golden Harvest", pastel on Wallis.

"Golden harvest", 6 x 9", Pastel

My latest pastel painting on mounted Wallis paper. This is another version of the same scene
what I painted earlier this year on location, during our two-weeks long trip to Washington State.


I did fairly simple value sketch and then repeated it on my paper with graphite pencil.


Simple watercolor underpainting was to create mood and give me idea about
my main colors.


After underpainting dried I covered my work with glassin and it was ready
to be transported to the gallery for finishing with pastels.
I taped my reference photo AND original value sketch to the same board.
One was suppose to be a reminder of values,
while the other one - for my color reference.

I got a wonderful weather and went with my painting outside,
regardless of fact - this time I was working from photo.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Salmagundi Club, NYC 2013 Fall Auction Exhibition.


I just was informed that my painting "Iris Garden" was accepted into
The Salmagundi Club, NYC 2013 Fall Auction Exhibition.
More information to follow.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Reflections in Pastel" National Juried Art Exhibition 2013.

"Bluffs and Trees"
12 x 12", Pastel on Pastelbord.

Just got my e-mail notification from Arkansas Pastel Society,
stating that "Bluffs.." were chosen by Jury
for "Reflections in Pastel" National Juried Art Exhibition.
Only 45 art works were selected.
This makes it my third National for pastels-only exhibition in 2013.
I'm very happy and look like will have to ship plenty of art pieces later
this month. Still waiting for few more show-responses...


Sunday, October 6, 2013

"Mail Stop", Pastel.

"Mail Stop", 8x 10" on Pastelbord.

Just one more time revisited one of my favorite spots few miles from home.
Love that peaceful valley. That is my personal retreat from modern society...
My two horses live there.
This is my very first painting finished in my brand-new studio!..


For limited time this piece is also offered for bid on DPW auction.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

"California Cypress", oil.

"California Cypress", Oil
8 x 8" on cradled 3/4" deep panel.

I was painting and experimenting a lot lately... This is another
small work in Oils on cradled panel. Partially brushwork, partially
palette knife. Memory of my trip to Carmel last September.
I started work on those panels because they do not require framing
and could be displayed on the wall as-is with some extra-painting job done on its sides.


Currently this painting is offered at DPW auction.



Thursday, October 3, 2013

McKee's Half-falls revisited.


Today's Plein Air session at one of my favorite local spots - McKee's Half-Falls.


I desided to work on mounted Wallis paper, because I wanted to use
wet technique for my underpainting.



I had two perfect hours of painting time, while Irina had some reading time
and also took several pictures of me painting and chipmunks playing.


This étude is available now at DPW auction.

Hope to get out next week for another session.



Monday, September 30, 2013

Schnauzer weekly September 30 - October 6.

"Lady with Daisies", 12 x 9" on panel. Oil.

This is my personal art-project/challenge for 2013/14 year.
I'm going to do ONE artwork featuring miniature schnauzer (not necessary it will be a painting).
I'll be posting those on my schnauzer blog and on my art blog as well as on one of my art auctions.
Here is the link to this one.



Friday, September 27, 2013

"Granny's Cup", Pastel. Finished.

"Granny's Cup", 8 x 10"
Pastel on La Carte.

Beautiful day today here in PA. I finished this little painting and went
to spend some time with two my horses. My friend's farm is a dream-land.
Some of my very best memories comes from there... Just happy.
Going to put away this little pastel now and see what else can I do...



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Two for You", oil on Gessobord.

"Two for You"
8x8" on Cradled Gessobord.

This one of my "Contemporary" floral paintings done by wet-on-wet method.
Two beautiful lilies joined together in the shiny red vase.  Reference picture for this
photo belongs to "Paint and Draw Together" blog, what I adore... but never can
organize myself to have something ready to submit
in timely manner while they have their challenges open.
This painting is lighter then represented on this photo and has more nuances to it.
Available at Daily Paintworks. 
Please check my gallery there, if interested.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Radiance", oil, finished.

"Radiance", Oil,
11 x 14" on panel.

Finally I had time to get back to this piece and finish it. It is all bight and shiny and so had to dry before I can get any good picture of it. Still... it is finished. And I'm not sure what I'll be up to next.. I have two nice 8x8" cradled Gessobords... Maybe I need to thing what I can do with those...


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Subalpine Meadows", Pastel.

"Subalipine Meadows"
10x8", Pastel on mounted paper 
Wallis Belgium Mist

Finished rendering of my latest pastel study.
I have to admit: it IS different, working on toned paper, but
it was interesting process. I especially enjoyed
working on those pine trees in the left.
This also was a test for my new studio pastel-box...
I really need to get used to that one, it is totally new "toy"
and I didn't learn enough about it yet. Need to paint more, I guess.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Mount Rainier meadows, pastel in progress.

Just started another small pastel painting after our summer trip to Washington State.
This work will be done on mounted Belgium Mist Wallis paper
what is naturally toned to warm-gray color. So far I'm done with my pencil sketch
and watercolor underpainting. It is ready for pastel, but so far it is anything, BUT
pastel. It is going to be exiting little painting. can not wait to get back to it tonight!



Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Way of Lilies", 6x6", Pastel.

"Way of Lilies"
Another small 6x6" painting on Wallis paper.
minimized version of "Waterway with Lilies" what I painted before.
Fun little painting, looks bigger on photo then it is actually is.


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