Thursday, January 15, 2009

Are You Talking To Me?

It has been my first painting in acrylics for several months.I experimented with oils and mixed media then got distracted by the Holidays and there was not time for acrylics.Last week I felt ready to go back to the acrylics and chose to paint something simple and funny.
I used my own reference photo I took at my parents hobby farm in Bulgaria when I visited them in September last year.That young lady was really very curious and interested in my presence staring at me from a safe distance.
The painting is 11x14 on canvas board.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Waiting For The Miracle To Happen

I painted this little painting last week and tried to upload it in my blog but couldn't.I guess the website was experiencing some troubles at that time.

This painting is completed in oils and it is a study of a night scenery.I have never painted a night painting before and I have always been shy of using the color black.So,I decided to overcome those two" fears "of mine exploring them.I am pretty happy with the results.I think the painting turned well.The style is painterly and impressionistic.As a reference I used a photo of my daughter at the park Millennium in Chicago.She is by the water towers waiting for the water show to start.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Inspirational Card #5

At the beginning of the New Year I am still in this crafty mood being under the influence of the mixed media art.I guess it is my craving for more freedom of expressing myself,more of so called "to- do- whatever -I- want-to",breaking rules and trying new things.I started making these inspirational cards /4x6/for myself for the rainy days when the muse forgets to visit me and I have hard time working on my paintings.I guess I got carried away and I am still working on this kind of stuff.I meant to keep this blog mostly for my acrylic and now oil paintings but here I am I broke my promise to myself.And I also don't have anything to offer in these two media.
From now on I will try to post all my mixed media pieces in my other blog Vanyas Art Journal.