Friday, August 8, 2014


It's been another great workshop and paint-out. This time in Anacortes, WA
I  love teaching to small groups.  My loyal students, I called them My Art Musketeers -a hard working, dedicated, talented bunch. After a few days in Anacortes we went to paint at Mount Baker. This majestic landscape tears me up. While we were approaching the Artist Point, the mountain started reveal all its magnificence. The Union of Art and Nature is my biggest passion. Painting Nature in any giving form is the Purpose of life. Here is the first painting from the paint out.

"Red Canoe" oil on linen, 12x16

Friday, August 1, 2014


Last weekend we went to Olympic Peninsula, where I always find an inspiration, peace and tranquility.
I feel like I need it lately..Don't we all ...Port Angeles and Sequim have a special place in my heart, not only because its Majestic Nature, but also sentimental memories of my late husband Chris and personal emotional connection. The weather was perfect, lavender fields spectacular and my favorite spot  at Salt Creek has a perfect little cozy corner for me to set up my easel, although it was really crowded .
I have an urge to paint more outside, as I'm definitely developing allergy to gamzol. I decided to ban gamzol from my private/home studio and switching to oil for cleaning my brushes. But what about colorful washes or underpainting I heavily use in my work, with runny, very transparent texture, you would ask. The answer is acrylic - those transparent, bright washes could be successfully created with acrylic.
So here are two pieces from the weekend paint out.
"Purple Haze" oil on linen, 12x16 - 450.00

"Salt Creek" oil on linen, 12x16- 450.00