Monday, March 30, 2015

Good morning

Quiet day at home.Breakfast with coffee and biscuits and some house chores ahead of me.And may be some fun things...

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Hoping to find some time for art tomorrow.Life is so dull without it.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


                                Unexpected snow.A view from my window.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Nothing changed

Nothing has changed with my other blog although I've sent a feedback to blogger.It is still blocked by a commercial that pressures me to buy a domain.Maybe that is what they call phishing.I don't know but if Blogger do not help I am thinking to move to Tumblr for good.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Hello,hello!Long time no see.I haven't posted in this blog for about five years and this post is just an experiment.I don't know why blogger decided to block my other blog vanyasartjournal not letting me open it trying to make me buy a domain I don't need.If they are going to blackmail the users for money there are so many other services that offer blogging for free.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year!
I wish you a lot of inspiration and creativity during the New year.I wish to all of you and your families to be healthy and happy and to enjoy life!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Finally done

I am finally done with this painting.It took me a while to finish it.I hope you can understand my relieve.I got stuck on it and I thought I would never finish it and I do not like to leave my business unfinished.So I am more than happy that I am done and I like the results.I really like how it turned out.
Just to remind you I got inspired by a photo in Velonews magazine and I painted it as a present for my husband who is a biker and loves to watch Tour de France on TV.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My friend Tony

I am going on with some old pieces of mine.I did this drawing of my friend Tony from life more than twenty years ago or maybe less.Is is pencil on paper.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Still life with fruit

This one is an old attempt to explore the subject matter with oil paints.I painted it maybe six or seven years ago.It seems to me the background is kind of boring.
I think I should start painting with oil more.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Purple Crocuses

This is a quick watercolor sketch straight with the brush.For a reference I used my own pictures of the flowers in our garden. The size of the painting is about 7x10 inches.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tour de France-WIP in oil

As my husband loves to bike and Tour de France is one of his favourite events to watch on TV
last year I decided to make him a present- to paint him a painting depicting this exciting event.
As a reference I used a photo from a last year's issue of Velonews Magazine.The pictures in this magazine are great.
So,slowly but surely I go on working on my painting and I hope I will be able to finish it for my husband's birthday which is in July.The only problem is that oil paints dry up so slowly.
The size of the painting is 16x20.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Watercolor in fall colors

I am going on posting some old ones.This 5x7 watercolor is from 2003,I believe.
It was completed with watercolors and ink.I used a reference photo of my own.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

An old one

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
I did too.
I think I had never posted this little drawing.It is an old one ,from 2003.It was meant to be mailed as a post card,then I changed my mind.
It is done with watercolor pencils and ink.
It represents a street in the Old Town of Plovdiv,one of my favourite places in Bulgaria.
The size is 5x7 inches.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Grooming Cat

A drawing of our cat Ashley with charcoal and Conte Crayon on Canson paper,size9x12.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Playing Around With Pastels

I am enjoying a seven day vacation at home and playing around with pastels on brown wrapping paper.I love the texture and the color of the paper showing trough the paints.I got the idea for the brown paper from I think she is a great artist.You can visit her store and see for yourself.
I was so happy with the results that I already framed the white rose and hung it in my dining room.
All three paintings are 5x7.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Almost Finished-wip

This is the way the whole painting will look like.I need to put some final touches here and there but as a whole this is it.
I haven't decided on the name yet.My Secret Garden? My Dream Garden?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

I wish a very happy and successful New Year to you ,guys,who take your time to visit my blog.Thank you to the people who leave comments and give me feed back for my art and posts.
Have a very peaceful and creative New Year 2010.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finally I found my acrylic inspiration again

These two pictures are a sneak-a -peek of the new acrylic painting I am working on at the moment.It is an imaginary composition of flowers, a bird and a butterfly.I used some reference here and there but mainly I tried to interpret the shapes and forms of the flowers with more freedom.In order to achieve the freedom I was shooting for I used a larger canvas.The size is 16x20 and I can admit I am really having fun.I am wandering how it would feel if I was painting even a larger canvas. Someday I will try.
I am glad I am back to painting with acrylic paints again after trying different things and opening my etsy shop.If you are interested you can visit it.Just google or click on the picture on my side bar to enter.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Two sketches with watercolor crayons

I treated myself with a new set of watercolor crayons and there are the results of trying them.For a reference I used pictures from Country Living magazine,the British edition.The pictures in there are so inspiring,so delicious!
I know it s OK if I use somebody else's pictures on learning purposes,as long I do not sell them .

Friday, August 14, 2009

Playing with gouache

I did a couple of small gouache paintings and this one is the most successful one.On watercolor paper,size 6x4 1/2 with Faber Castell gouache paints.