Saturday, January 14, 2017

Coffee time


Coffee time, watercolor 23 x 30 cm

Coffee time, acrylic on canvas board 30 x 23 cm

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Still lifes

Black pepper, acrylic on canvas board  30 x 22 cm
I have been having fun, painting almost every day since Christmas. I've managed to find at least an hour daily, and this gives me so much satisfaction.
I decided to challenge myself with acrylics and quite liked the results. The opaque paints seem to make things much easier. Although I didn't do any pencil drawing, like I did for the watercolors, the objects came out pretty good. Maybe, just knowing that I can correct mistakes, gives me confidence, and there are no mistakes. Also, painting with acrylics seems much more intuitive. I can paint the objects, as they appear in space, starting from the furthest. Watercolors require a much more abstract view of the scene, in terms of areas of values and colors, instead of objects and planes.

Black pepper, watercolor 30 x 22 cm

Still life with onion, acrylic on canvas board 30 x 22 cm

Vases, watercolor 30 x 22 cm
Yellow jug, acrylic on canvas 25 x 20 cm

Monday, January 2, 2017

At sunset

Happy New Year!
Let's hope that despite the odds the year will be calm and prosperous.

Arno at sunset, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
During these holidays I spent quite a lot of time with my brushes, trying to regain the happy feeling of creative work. After a long break painting didn't come natural. My Muse was sitting in the corner pouting. She complained that I've been ignoring her for too long. OK, OK, I'll give her time to come around, no promises though... 

Sunset over the city, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Честита Коледа!

Christmas Centrepiece, watercolor 30 x 22 cm


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rolling hills

Rolling hills, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
Честит Имен Ден на Андреевците!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

More scenes from Tuscany

Tuscany, watercolor 21 x 40 cm
Tuscan landscape, watercolor 33 x 14 cm
Tuscany, watercolor 23 x 10 cm


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tuscan Landscapes

Tuscan Landscape 1, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
It has been a busy summer. I have been split between a large project at work, an out of control veggie garden in my yard and a great summer weather for outdoors activities. I finally found some time to go through the photos from my Tuscan vacation in May and found plenty that just have to be painted. Hopefully, the inspiration doesn't leave me again for months.

Morning Mist in Tuscany, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
Morning  Mist in Tuscany, watercolor 38 x 28 cm
Tuscan Landscape 2, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sketches from Tuscany

Minimalist Tuscan landscape, sketch

Tuscan landscape, sketch

Tuscan landscape, sketch
 
Grape vines, watercolor 38 x 28 cm

Catmint, watercolor sketch

Tuscan Landscape, watercolor 38 x 28 cm

White roses, watercolor 30 x 22 cm

Tuscan Landscape 2, watercolor 30 x 22 cm

Tuscan Landscape, sketch

Olive tree, sketch

Tuscan View, sketch

Thursday, May 5, 2016

More of the same...

Sea waves 3, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sea waves

Sea waves 1, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

Sea waves 2, watercolor 40 x 24 cm
It has been a long pause for me. I was very busy lately, having no physical and mental energy left to paint, but everything has been all right, otherwise. Finally a long weekend and a chance to get beck to the subject of the sea...