About me

I am a full-time software engineer who enjoys painting watercolors as a hobby.

While painting is turning into a growing passion, I have always loved the logical aspects of my technical profession. Often it resembles solving puzzles and there is nothing more exciting than a good mental challenge. Over the years I noticed that the longer I spend focused on logical, technical tasks, the more I start craving creative activities. This need led me through many hobbies, from all kinds of home-improvement projects, through crafts like sawing, pottery and weaving, and finally, a few years ago, to painting.

Watercolors seemed like the most practical choice, as the materials are easy to work with and to clean. After a while, I fell in love with the medium, and especially the wet-in-wet technique, unique to watercolors. The spontaneity and unpredictability that it provides bring a sense of excitement, hard to match anywhere else. That is not to say that I wouldn't work with another media, most probably I will. But there is still so much to learn and master in watercolor, that I will likely stick predominantly with it.

When I started painting I promised myself that I will keep this activity as just a hobby. That even if I get decently good, I will not try to turn it into a commercial or competitive activity. I wanted it to be my fun thing and not to open any possibilities for disappointments. Well, I don’t know if I will stick to this promise forever, “Never say never!”, but I have so far. I have given away some paintings to family and friends and hung some on the walls at home, but the majority are stacked in a number of art portfolios in my studio. I think they are happy there. This blog is my artist exhibition, it satisfies the need to share my works, follow other artists’ creative journeys and learn a whole lot along the way.

I appreciate all of you, who visit my blog. Please, keep doing it.  And I am particularly grateful to those who comment on my efforts. Even though, the comments are almost always extremely positive, one knows when something is not quite right. We tend to be the worst critics of our own works and then, a few positive words  go a long way. Thank you for your encouragement, I owe you much!

If you want to contact me, you can send me an email to this address: blagaks@gmail.com

Благовеста Букурещлиева