Sunday, August 20, 2023

Reflections in the mountains (acrylic)

Mountain reflections, acrylic, 12" x 9"

Tried the same scene that I did in watercolor before. Ended up doing quite a lot of fiddling as there are more smaller details than in the two previous acrylics and I'm still using mostly a palette knife. Well, acrylic is much more forgiving than watercolor and the goal is to have fun.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Mountain views in acrylic

Rila mountain, acrylic 12" x 9"

Hillside shrubs, acrylic 12" x 9"
(based on Gerald Ashcroft's tutorial)

I want to thank my friend, Dina, for making me sign for a painting workshop last weekend. It was at the McMichael's gallery so we also saw the Tommy Thompson exhibition. That unlocked something in me and I couldn't stop thinking about painting. 

For courage, I went through a tutorial by an Australian artist Gerald Ashcroft, whose loose style attracted me. Following it, I did the second landscape with only four colors and a painting knife. Then I applied the same technique to the top view from the Rila mountains in Bulgaria. Each painting took me about two hours and I truly enjoyed doing them.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Reflections in the mountain

Mountain - study

 A hake brush and three colors...

Sunday, March 12, 2023


River - studies

Tuesday, February 28, 2023


a study of the Toronto skyline


Sunday, March 13, 2022

Sunrise - a quick study

Sunrise at the Bay, watercolor study


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Keeping the pace

Sunrise over the sea, watercolor study

Sunset over the sea, watercolor study

We each have a different subject that helps us get out of a lull and invite the Muse. Some paint round objects, others sketch expressive portraits. To me it is skies. Skies are a perfect opportunity for wet-on-wet watercolors - drop the need to control, go with the flow and observe...

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Stormy Skies

Stormy Sky 1, watercolor study

Stormy Sky 2, watercolor study


Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sky & Sea

Sky & Sea 1, watercolor study

Sky & Sea 2, watercolor study

Sky &Sea 3, watercolor study


Tuesday, February 15, 2022


Promise of a good day, watercolor 30 x 25 cm