Friday, February 28, 2014

"Inspired by Russian Art" artist of the month.

I was informed that I will be Artist of the Month
at "Inspired by Russia" art project, featuring Russian painters
abroad around the World...
Please visit "Inspired by Russia" web site to learn more..

Friday, February 21, 2014

Bridge study, pastel.

"Bridge Study", Pastel, 6x9"
Multimedia Artboard, primer.

You can clearly see - I'm working a lot with pastels lately..
This is just quick study for bigger painting I did yesterday evening.
Multimedia Artboard totally re-primed with home-made pastel ground.
(I'm finally starting to get satisfactory results with my own primers, 
what makes me pretty happy.)
Looking forward to paint bigger, more sophisticated version of it.

Monday, February 17, 2014

"Invitation", pastel study.

9x6" Pastel study on panel

Color study of boardwalk in Wildwood park.
Multimedia artbord pastel panel re-primed with my 
homemade pastel ground. I love durability of those boards
as they come from the factory, but not very happy with
its ability to hold enough pastel layers.
This is by far my best attempt
to do something on those panels up to date.

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Where the Nymphs Dancing", Pastel.

"Where the Nymphs Dancing"
8 x 8", Pastel on panel.

Latest pastel painting what is still on my easel, but I called it finished.
The same very scene I did a bit earlier in 6x6" format.
This work was painted on Multimedia pastel panel, 
however I completely refinished it with my own primer.
I like those panels for their light weight and total durability,
but finish doesn't entirely meet my demand to pastel surface.
My own primer allowed me to apply more layers of pastel, 
and this was entirely what I needed...
Now I'm ready to move to my next painting.

Above: "Nymphs" in progress.



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