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.
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.
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.
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 www.tushtush.etsy.com. 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.
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 vanyasArts.etsy.com or click on the picture on my side bar to enter.
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 .
I took this picture from the car window.I liked the way this guy looked- like an alien with his shiny motorbike and his bright clothing.The sketch was done with Faber Castell watercolor pencils in my Mead sketch book .I tried to be as loose as possible.
I like to visit beautiful places and as I do not have any new art to post I am posting these pictures from our last trip to the Cities.This beautiful flower place is called Squire House Gardens and is situated in the city of Afton,MN.They have wonderful flowers and plants and a really gorgeous gift shop.
I am still here trying different media!This one is another sketch of my summer challenge with water media.I completed it with ink pen Pilot.I like its bleeding quality when disturbed with water.It gives more character to the painting.I also applied light washes with watercolor.it is in my sketch book,size 6x9.
I have hard time changing the media.After completing my watercolor challenge I hoped I could start another one with acrylics or maybe oils but it appeared to be not easy.There is some kind of barrier I can not get over.
So,here is my next painting with watercolors.It is 4 1/2 x 6 on Strathmore watercolor paper .The brand of the paints is Faber Castell.
Actually this painting is a part of the new challenge I started inspired by the Water Media Forum of Wet Canvas.It is called 100 Days of Summer and the participants put a goal for themselves to achieve during this summer.My goal is to complete between 30 and 50 paintings and sketches in water media-watercolors,watercolor pencils, acrylics and gouache.