|The bicycle path 1, watercolor 20 x 22 cm|
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
|Bougainvillea, watercolor 40 x 30 cm|
Bougainvillea makes me think of the white-washed Mediterranean villages. It spells warmth, serenity and beauty all in one. So, I could not resist the temptation to buy a small potted plant this spring, knowing all too well that it cannot survive the Canadian winter. Will it tolerate the air in the house? Remains to be seen...
|Bougainvillea 2, watercolor 40 x 30 cm|
Sunday, July 12, 2015
|Toronto's skyline 20 years ago, watercolor 38 x 28 cm|
This summer marks twenty years since my husband and I came to Canada. I will always remember the first scary days, when I felt like we have landed on Mars and there was no way back. Now, twenty years later, this is definitely my home.
And here is how this home has changed too. The top view is the city skyline back then, as seen from the port. Below is how it looks now. In the last few years high-rises have been growing like mushrooms in downtown. Everything changes...
|Toronto's skyline - now, watercolor 38 x 28 cm|
|Toronto's Flatiron building 2, watercolor, 40 x 52 cm|
Sunday, July 5, 2015
|Toronto's Flatiron Building, watercolor 40 x 52 cm|
One of Toronto's iconic landmarks, still looking the way it did 120 years ago, although now surrounded by a forest of high-rises. Its real name is the Gooderham building, after the name of it's original owner. Flatiron is a description of its shape. There are a number of those in North America and around the world. Toronto's is one of the earlier examples and is quite prominent and attractive in its setting.
|Toronto's Flatiron building, charcoal sketch|
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
|Windmills in Bodrum, watercolor 24 x 17 cm|
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I did these washes some time ago, and no, they are not a reflection of my state of mind :) I haven't had the energy and drive to do much painting lately. I have had almost no time for bogging too, so I apologise to all my blogger friends for neglecting their posts. I am fine physically and hopefully, this is just a period that will pass. Keep painting! I'll try to join you soon...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
|Sunrise over the sea, watercolor 38 x 28 cm|