Monday, December 19, 2011

"The Girlfriends" oil on canvas , 20x24 SOLD

The final version , and it's ready to go :-)
It was my first cows and I need to admit - I really love to paint those beauties - such interesting textures and angles, and, of course expressions of their "faces" ..Love love love to paint cows :-)
The price is $ 500.00
Free shipping
Sold to my lovely patron Tara. I'm so happy that this painting will be in a great company of nice art collection.Thank you , Tara.

"The Chinese Silk" 8x10 oil on linen

Wow, it's been exactly a week since my last post, and it doesn't mean that I  haven't been painting.
I wasn't posting simply because it's a busiest time of the year for me. Yes, as an art gallery owner I'm on a autopilot right now - just 6 day left and I'll be back to my painting/posting routing. Except there is a great personal and business changes lies ahead and I'm super excited about that! It worth of a big and special announcement ..when the time is right!
In a meanwhile I have another good news - My participation in " Washington En Plain Air" book
You can preview it here :

Returning to the "Chinese Silk" it's for sale - $ 250.00,
as always free shipping to anywhere in USA

Monday, December 12, 2011

"A Good Company" oil/linen 10x10 - SOLD!

A big and juicy pomegrnate and 3 clementines is such a good company ! it's a great subject to paint and my favorite food to consume :-) Yes, fruites are my Best Friends ! On a seriouse note I really enjoyed painting in  a warm and earthy  hue. I'm pleased with this painting ..and it's for sale.
The Good Company" - 250$ , free shipping

Thank you for viewing my Art!

Friday, December 9, 2011

"I didn't do it" oil on linen 12x12 - SOLD

My cat Bagirich is a great inspiration and wonderful subject for so many different painted stories - So"I didn't do it" is for sale - $350 and a free shipping

"Old Cezve" 8x10 oil on linen

A small study of fruits and a very old, antiqued cezve I found in a thrift store. It's part of my Holidays still life serial, and it's for sale -$ 250.00 and a fee shipping

"Girlfriends" - a fragment, work in progress, oil/canvas

Even though it's a very busy time of the year for me (as I'm in a retail business), I still manage to paint every day. I'm not always taking a photo of my paintings right away, but I work usually on  2 pieces at the same time.
Here is a rather large piece , and I would like to document some stages of this panting. It's called "Girlfriends, so obviously it will be more cows then one:-)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"The Reflecion II" oil on board , 6"x6"

A small study of a chrome bowl, very shiny and reflective is always a challenge and fun to work on.
$ 80.00 and a free shipping 

"On the edge" oil on gessoed board

This is just an experiment with hues:-)
$ 80.00 Free shipping


Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Reflection" 8x10 oil on linen

As a raw vegan, I don't have a toaster in my possession, and I painted this one from the photo for DPW challenge . As I  was painting though, I decided to pay a visit to a Good Will and buy a shiny toaster just to have it in my collection of still life props . It was really fun to paint .

It's for sale too: $ 250.00, free shipping

"Hohloma" 8x10 oil on linen

Golden Hohloma is a bright phenomenon of Russian folk arts.  Traditionally hohloma tableware items were produced in the monasteries and were designed primarily for the Zhar's Court.
Here is few pieces I have in my collection.
As hohloma is solely native to Russia , the lemons on the other hands are not :-)
Price is 150$ , free shipping

Thank you for interest in my art

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Coffee Brake" 8x10 oil on linen

Another pieces from today - Thank you for viewing my art , and ..enjoy!

"Coffee Brake" $ 250.00

"Rencontrer Des Cafés" oil on board 10x 16

I called it "Rencontrer Des Cafés" which  translates as
 "Cafe Encounter" ,
and this is another painting challenge from "Day not wasted" site.
The number of pieces I painted today  is 4. The number of pieces I'm happy with is 2 . And it's alright .
Painting maraphones give me deeper understanding of techniques, materials and style.
I definitely found my "surface" - it's linen, only linen.
Painting on linen with "Rosemary and Co" brushes and Da Vinci oil is a pure joy!!!
 This piece is for sale - $ 500.00
Free shipping

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Paris Chord" 12x 12 oil on gessoed board - SOLD!

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a great photography blog , called
"A day not wasted"
 The photo artist Lee Brown gives
 a permittance to artists to paint  from
some of his pics . Kind of like a Daily Paint Works challenges.
I'd like to incorporate that new pieces into a series of small scale paintings of views of urban, modern daily  life.It all falls into my latest body of work called "Life Fragments"
You can see his original photos and compare it to my creations
So here it is ,
the first painting from this segment -
"Paris Chord" 12 x 12 oil on canvas - $350 - SOLD

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Fly London" 8x10 oil on linen

This is my contribution to DPW challenge "It's all about shoes" . Those "Fly London" shoes as fashionable as comfy ..My favorite :-)
It's for sale too..Just 80$
Free shipping

"Party of One" oil on linen

This beautiful model and the whole set up was a part of Jeremy Lipking workshop. I'm glad I took lot's of photos  then. So finally finished it from the photo one year later :-) So here is it is - I'm pretty happy with the result.
"Party of one" 16x20 , oil on linen
$ 500.00 - Free shipping

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Ruby Red" 8x10 , oil on linen

I need to admit that linen panels are my favorite suffice to paint . Here is a second painting our 3 for today .I painted 12 hours straight , and it's probably my personal record .:-)
$ 250.00 free shipping

"Crystal Fall" 9x12 oil on gessoed board

Painting from the photo taken in Roslyn last weekend. I was painting today from 4 pm to 4 am ...Yea
$250.00 - free shipping


Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Embrace" oil on linen , 6x6

I think pears are going to be my favorite subject for paintings for a while - there are so many varieties  and kinds of this beautiful fruit.

Just for 100$ it will be yours! Free shipping to anywhere in US :-)

"Into Raw" 6x6 , oil on board

I'm not sure about the name of this "beauty", it's certainly eatable and ...paintable  :-)

The price is 100$ and free shipping !

"Golden Time" 6x8 oil on board

This is a fresh painting  a reflection of  our latest trip to Cle Elum. The colors of the trees right now is   undescribable . So here is an attemp to capture it.
$ 100 . Free shipping 

Friday, November 4, 2011

"Bagi in Black and White" SOLD

The first sale from my new show in Kronos - even before the opening ! I'm very happy about this tiny painting of my sweet Bagirich  found a good home:-


Thursday, November 3, 2011

My new Art exhibit at Kronos

I'm very happy to announce my new art exhibit at  Kronos Gallery on beautiful Vashon Island, WA
The show title is "Life  Fragments"  and it's a collection of my daily paintings.
I’m trying to portray the intangible poetry and beauty of an ordinary, every day simple subjects, moments and faces, and express it with my own artistic voice 

The show will take place on the First Friday VashonIsland Art Walk  , when all of the galleries and art centers -- and there are many -- open their doors for the festive opening of a new show. Main Street (officially mapped as Vashon Highway SW) is alive with adults and kids strolling from opening to opening. Wine and cheese are almost as abundant as the wonderful creative works that grace walls and floor spaces at every turn, mostly the work of local artists.
About 20 works areon display and available for purchasing.
Please contact  Kronos Gallery, 
17610 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, WA

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Gossiping" 12x12 oil on canvas

I finally got into a pretty structured routine - to paint after work . So from about 9 to 12 is my the most enjoyable time - of course getting up in the morning is a different story - ah such a small sacrifice for ART.:-)  So this painting done from life, ala prima, all pumpkins from a local market , and I'm happy with the result . Enjoy!
You can also purchase it :-)

Available at Kronos Gallery,
17610 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, WA

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"My Clementine " 8x10 oil/canvas board

That metal plate with variety of reflections,and shadows was very challenging to paint . But I like challenges . It satisfy my daily painting hunger ..Oh how I wish I could just paint all night .. well -soon!

Available at Kronos Gallery,
17610 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, WA

"Every Mother Counts" oil on board , 12x9 SOLD

"Every Mother Counts" is a DPW challenge , an auction and also a social project .
You can buy my painting  on Daily Paint works in order to  participate, donate, and help to raise money for Every Mother Counts projects. Thank you

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"The Rest Stop" 10x10 oil/linen -is SOLD

So happy to announce that "The Rest Stop" is SOLD and went to a lovely couple, art collectors from Edmonds, WA

Saturday, October 22, 2011

"He Is Late Again" 12x16, oil/board

This painting I did almost a year ago during Jeremy Lipking workshop. But I revisited it and finished a couple of days ago .
The model was a very beautiful girl but she definitely didn't exude the joy sitting on the cold rocks that's why that title - "He is late again" :-)
I'm starting to looking into redefining my own style . Somehow, since I'm looking and studying so many artists  styles, blogs, art books, I started  mimicking other people painting styles . I think it's time to reclaim uniqueness and my own voice

Friday, October 21, 2011

"Rosso Cipolla" , oil on board, 8x10 SOLD

A fresh from the easel and  literally wet . I'm pretty happy with the brush strokes and colors .

Available at Kronos Gallery,
17610 Vashon Highway SW,
Vashon Island, WA


Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Red on Pink" 11x10 oil on board

I painted this a couple of month ago, and really like that unexpected effect of seemingly uncombined colors - red and pink - in this case,  it worked...I think  :-)
Oil on board.

$ 100. Free shipping anywhere in US

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Sunny Morning in Ballard"

I started this piece  on one of the plain air paint outs with my PAWA buddies - Janice, Jason and Anne . I wanted some presence and a story in this painting so I added a figure .

 oil/board - 9x12
$ 100, free shipping

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"A Little Miss Sunshine" , 12x12 oil on canvas

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I painted this piece for Daily Paint Works challenge . And pretty happy with the result,
the spontaneity of a brush strokes and simplified background .
$ 100. Free shipping in US

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Little Creek to Big River, oil/canvas 8x10

As soon as I uploaded this image I can see the imperfections in the composition - a very even tree repetition on the background - will definitely revisit this piece
$ 50.00, free shipping

Juanita Park, oil/linen, 8x10

I painted this scene during Jim Lamb workshop - but wasn't to happy - after revisiting I'm pleased enough to show it on my blog:-)

$ 250.00 - Free shipping