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 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.






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 vanyasArts.etsy.com 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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Apples

This is an old painting -a study of a couple of apples, done in acrylics,size 5x7.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A quick sketch with watercolor pencils


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.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Afton

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.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Old Lady

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.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Spring Time


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.