Friday, June 26, 2015

"In the Shadow of Chapel "


…as if, all along, you had thought the end point
might be a city with golden towers, and cheering crowds,
and turning the corner at what you thought was the end 
of the road, you found just a simple reflection,
and a clear revelation beneath the face looking back
and beneath it another invitation, all in one glimpse:
like a person or a place you had sought forever,
like a bold field of freedom that beckoned you beyond;
like another life, and the road - the road still stretching on.
David Whyte .......
"In the Shadow of Chapel" oil on linen, 10x10 

"First Mums"

Im pretty happy with this painting's been awhile for me to experience a satisfaction about my own painting..I know what they say ; "If you feel like you are in some kind of stagnation despite painting every day like mad, it's mean you are about to undergo a  breakthrough" Well, I hope so :)
But it did feel like I'm on something in this still life ..The main sensation I was experiencing and eventually what gave me  the result, was the urge to let go ANY control over your painting ...letting go any pressure about creating a Masterpiece..The whole time I was painting I felt so liberated feeling the desire to mess this painting up and just have fun with brush strokes applications. And then, at the highest point  of fearlessness , miracle happened ...I DIDN'T CARE ..I was free ...Limitations left me ..So  what I want to say in this post- try to exercise your right for creative freedom every time you are in front of a blank canvas... Forget about other artists,  forget to compare yourself with Masters, forget  juries, committees,  critics ....Paint like you DON'T CARE about selling this piece ..and paint every single freaking piece exactly like this ....You will unleash your creative's there inside of's always been there, just buried under heavy rocks of  pressure of the society, pressure of being SUCCESSFUL  and ACCEPTED by social network......
So here it is ..."First Mums" oil on canvas , 18x24

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Recent plein air paintings

Yes, it's been a month since I posted in here. Busy creative and personal  life take its toll. Since the last piece form Arboretum uploaded on here and counted as # 60  , I travelled quite a few great places in pursuit of perfect light, color, space, and painted at least 20 paintings. There is no possible way for me to go back and systematize  them all  now..;)
So uploading about 6 plein air paintings in one post will somehow solve the problem :)
Here we are!
"Morning haze" ...

"Azalea Lane"  oil on linen, 9x12

"Palouse Sky" oil on linen , 11x14

"In the NOW" oil on canvas9x24

"Kenmore Air" oil on linen, 12x12

"Meadow" oil on canvas 12x16