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Home Construction, Part X

content discovered on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 30th, 2013: With most of the carpentry complete, more details on the interior and exterior of the house are starting to be completed. The slate for the entryway has been delivered: Tile in the laundry room, ready to be grouted: Painting has started simultaneously, so there are protective sheets up all over the house. The primer coat of paint in the keeping room gives us an idea of what it will eventually look like. We have chosen a warm, neutral beige, to keep the space open. October 3, 201... read more »


content discovered on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Earlier in the month, the full moon was extra luminous because of its proximity to the earth, a "supermoon." At the shore, all full moons are amazing, as they rise over the horizon, especially if the timing has it rising after dark. The reflections on the water are brilliant and the cool bluish light bounces around effectively lighting the entire beach.  Full Moon Fishing TripI had beenwanting to try a moonlight painting, but coulda moonscapeactually be done en plein air? I suppose, but before Itried... read more »

The Countdown

content discovered on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Classes start in eleven days.ELEVEN DAYS.This mean the time for painting is coming to a close, there just won't be time (plus we'll have to deal with harvesting and preserving the garden!). Guess this means summer is coming to a close. <sad face>{Meanwhile, check out the new website and domain for paintings at:}The anticipation and anxiety have been churning up madness, and we've been doing the best balancing act possible. It feels like this brain is being crushed by the skull, a... read more »

Batman • Superheroine

content discovered on Monday, August 11, 2014

Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm Aug. 04, 2014 (1:27 pm) The inspiration from this work came from Emma Watson photo by Mariano Vivanco: My Photo Sketch: Process: Some Details of Process: read more »

Lucky Four Leaf Clover

content discovered on Saturday, August 09, 2014

Who doesn't like afour leaf clover and what it stands for?The last time Imay havehad a real one in my hand was probably as a grade school child. That was an age whenthere actually wastime to sit around in a grassyspot and just comb through the softclover - no place to be and no concerns about efficient use of time. I painted a four leaf clover on a penny earlier this year and it has since sold up at the South Street Gallery in Hingham. I painted this four leaf (especially lucky)clover image on a new mail... read more »

Garden at the Edge of the Marsh

content discovered on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Marshside GardenIt wasthe end of July which meant the vegetable and flower garden was reaching its peak. My lettuce had been coming in steadily, the bestlettuce yearever. I hadharvested more than a dozen cucumbers already and I was looking forward to the first batch of salsaoncethedozens of green tomatoesstartedturning red. The wide zinnia borderin front of the vegetables was even starting to get edged out by theadvancing vegetables. Not every gardening yearhasbeen like this one, so it was gratifying to ... read more »


content discovered on Monday, August 04, 2014

This beautiful "Dreaming Cow" was created a while ago. The main idea to paint this gorgeous animal came to me after a chat with my relatives, who told an extraodinary story from their farm. They had a naughty cow, which used to put her leg into nearly full bucket of milk during milking by hands.I absolutely adore these animals. They always seem so slow, relaxed and almost majestic. Their eyes are one of the most beautiful features. Soft, slightly sad look brings traquility and peace. Any memories from yo... read more »


content discovered on Saturday, August 02, 2014

This painting was my second attempt in pop art. I found this style extremely easy and fun. This image was painted with acrylic on 50x50 cm canvas.Firstly I marked guidlines with pencil. Then started working on eyes. Warm colous (reds, oranges, yallow) used to reflect highlights, cold (greens, blues) colours for shadows and downlights. After area was painted in different colours, details were enhanced with black lines. It is a golden rule to make details stand out to use contrasting colours. Black- whi... read more »

My heavenly whales and other...

content discovered on Monday, July 28, 2014

Привіт, привіт. Я хотіла написати відгук про лекції по fashion-ілюстрації ще декілька тижнів тому. Але з того часу моє життя якось так швидко закрутилося, завертілось, що ледве вистачало часу, хоча б інколи відкривати свій нетбук. І чесно кажучи я щиро радію цьому! Але я встигла дуже скучити за своїм блогом і моїми читачами. Тому пишу тут доки є час. Почну з головного. Вперше за все моє життя, зовсім нещодавно, на мене нахлинула енергія й натхнення створити щось прекрасне у вигляді малюнка. До цього ... read more »

Summer Brief - Animals of Africa: 7. Giraffe

content discovered on Monday, July 21, 2014

Animals of AfricaFor my summer brief I decided to come up with a series of animals that are commonly found in Africa. For our assignment we have to lie about what we do over the holidays, and I think this fits in well, as I can say I went on a safari and drew the animals I saw there. I've now started adding surfaces/textures to the animals using Brusho, Acylic Paint and a 1.2mm Molotow Black marker. You can find the original drawings of the animals I am working with in the links down below. Giraffe ... read more »

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