Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Two Nudes In Watercolor

I had I lot of doubts if I should post these two paintings.I am not that good at watercolors and these two are just studies but I decided to do it in order to keep track of my progress.I have been working on improving my skills in using watercolors for more than a month and I can admit I have fun.I don't know what happened to my acrylic muse,she haven't showed up in my studio recently.Maybe she went on a vacation to Florida.
I painted these two paintings on Canson watercolor paper with Prang pan watercolors.
The size is 9x12 and I used reference photos from a book by F.A.Cerver-Drawing For Beginners.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some Sketches From My Neighbourhood

Last weekend I did some sketches with charcoal pencils.While my daughter was mastering the art of riding a two wheel bike,something she had learned a week ago I did some sketches looking for interesting subject matter around my neighbourhood.I brought a chair with me to the culdesac where she could practise her turns and circles and took advantage of the situation improving my own skills with charcoal.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I haven't done anything in acrylics or oil recently.So,I am posting this little watercolor I painted a week or so ago.It is our cat Murphy who died of old age a year and a half ago.I took this picture of her and had always wanted to paint it but never got to do that.Last week I finally did it and I like the way Murphy turned out.It is 5x7 on Strathmore watercolor paper completed with ink pen and watercolors Prang.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

An Old One-Ballerina

I haven't done anything in acrylics recently.Not that I did not paint at all but I was more into other kinds of media.I panted several pieces with watercolor and experimented sketching with charcoal pencils.The results can be seen in my other blog.
This acrylic painting is an old one that I painted last year and was not very happy about it.I had to redo it a couple of times till it started looking decent.The reference photo is mine taken two years ago when we went to watch a performance of a Russian ballet of the Nut Cracker.It was before Christmas and the weather was horrible and we had to drive for more than an hour away but it was worth it.The performance was spectacular and I enjoyed it so much and also I took tons of reference pictures.