Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Plein air sketch

It's not January I am used to. The weather is warm and sunny, and thanks to that, I had a wonderful Sunday afternoon in a local park filled with pleasant scent of pine needles. This colorful tree branch carrying the leaves of the last year was literally begging to be painted. As you can imagine, I just happened to have a sketchbook with me. And not only the sketch, I have also taken photos of the park's beautiful dry flowers. Blended together, the pine's magical scent and the colors of the sleeping flowers created truly charming and mystical atmosphere that turned the weekend into unique artistic experience.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tropical fish

I had so much fun working on these journal pages! In case you wonder, the background cracks is a result of inserting crackle medium between two layers of acrylic paint: champagne gold and white. I let that "sandwich" dry and then used watercolors to paint the fish on top of it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter owl

Winter is going on which means time for birds to fluff out their feathers :)
9'' x 7'' on Arches watercolor paper