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.


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