Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Favorite subject

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that the earth laughs in flowers and it was such a neat quote. Painting flowers is something I always enjoy and never get bored with. It is so much fun - be it a quick sketch from nature, or a watercolor from reference photo I took somewhere in a botanical garden, or a small alla prima artwork from my imagination, just like this one!
10''x7'' on Arches watercolor paper

Friday, May 11, 2012

A fluffy one

This cute guinea pig is wishing all of you a wonderful weekend filled with love and happiness :)
7''x10'' on Arches watercolor paper

watercolor art

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mussel shells

I found these mussel shells a year ago at the coast of northern California. Now, the mini-installation on the pages of my journal brings back a lot of precious memories. I close my eyes and see the dark blue waves crashing into the rocks. I recall spectacular headlands covered with wildflowers in bloom, secluded sandy beaches and miles of trails winding along the cliffs. A beautiful, idyllic place that is good for your mind, body and soul.