Friday, February 22, 2008

Orange Rose

I've just finished this one.I started it last week on Wednesday and was going to finish it on the next day but school was cancelled due to the snow and my little daughter stayed home.
It is acrylics on canvas,12x12.It is my first attempt to paint a bigger floral.One of the reasons to paint it was to practise blending the colors the other to have fun.
I used a reference photo from Image Library of Wet Canvas.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunflowers in Vase

I painted this little painting about two weeks ago.I wanted to experiment painting on paper with acrylic paints.I used special paper for acrylics but i was not happy with the quality.It buckled after I started painting.Maybe I should use gesso the next time.Anyway if it is framed under glass it will be OK.I used a reference photo from the Reference Library of Wet Canvas.The size of the painting is 4 and1/2 by 6.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


A couple of weeks ago I felt like painting something different.I thought it was kind of abstract but when I posted it in Wet Canvas almost everybody thought there wasn't anything abstract about it.It seems to me it is not finished yet,something is missing and I think I will put it aside and give it a try later.I thought to use some rubber stamps with some pattern but couldn't find anything suitable.Anyway I am posting that as a work in progess.I am going to post it again when it is completely done.
It is painted on canvas with acrylics,8x10.I used a reference photo from a magazine,actually just a little corner of it.I was looking for interesting paterns and lines with a view finder when I came across this one.I painted the colors different.I like bold colors

Friday, February 1, 2008

Dancing Bulgarian Girl

This is one of the paintings I did last week during my short vacation.It is acrylics on canvas board.I used a reference photo mainly for the folk outfit.This painting is a tribut to my Bulgarian background.The girl's outfit is typical for the central part of the country where I am from. She is a part of a group dance called Horro.People hold their hands and dance in a circle.