Friday, September 19, 2014

Strolling In The Garden

Park Strolling watercolor

My latest inspiration is in this watercolor landscape Strolling In The Garden.
I looked through the window of my studio and observed the street, a grapefruit tree, plants and flowers lit by the morning Sun. An artist imagination did not wait long to create this simple, yet romantic scene. 
In the best traditions of impressionists and applying some realistic technique, I painted partially from my imagination and partially from what I have seen in front of me; a fresh full of sunlight landscape, a trouble-free summer story. 

The young woman walking with umbrella is strolling away from the viewer. She might have a book in her hands; and, soon, she will rest and read her novel enjoying a nice warm day.. Or maybe, her thoughts are drifting far far away. The Sun, the light, and a nice walk with umbrella; a private moment in a beautiful park... I was there, in my imagination; and, I painted it..

Friday, September 12, 2014

How Art Sold A House

realism in watercolor

This Summer was quite busy for me. Besides two art shows in two different states (Colorado and New York), and exhibiting locally here in California; my family moved to a new house. And we wanted to sell our old house. So, I switched my hats from the artist to a decorator and designer for a while. 
As I had some originals available and a few prints made from my past work, it was easy. The framing process has begun; and the Pink Rose In The Garden (above photo reference) was proudly placed in the living room hallway. 

A few canvas prints with Petals-Petals series were "taking a bath" in the master bedroom upstairs..

realism in watercolor

Three yummy Pears on a watercolor canvas were getting close to a dangerous for pears place, THE Kitchen ;0)

sold house decor

My Sorrento Lemons (a copy of the sold artwork) was highlighting dining room area with it's contrast of yellow and purple-blue:

sold house decor

An expressive Abstract Floral artwork (in acrylic) was a centerpiece of a living room. It combined all the colors and patterns of the surrounding decor, yet did not take too much space that the viewers would get distracted:

home decor art

My studio had to be transformed into a dean. The artist's furniture went to a new house; and, only a few things such Still Life With Sunflowers and a chair were placed in that room:

realism in watercolor


But not only my art was decorating the house walls waiting for it to be sold. As an artist that appreciates other artists art very much, I had Maria Batkova, Vera Lysenko and Anton Shelepov artworks and designs throughout the house. They fit just right to complement the staged house prepared for sale: 

sold house

Needless to say, as soon as we opened our decorated house for viewers to come; the house was sold in just three showing days (plus the escrow period, of course). And I am absolutely sure the art, even on subconscious level, played a big role in the buyers decision. 

Sold in three showing days?!
 Unbelievable, but true! 
:0)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Window With The View

watercolor

Recently, when my family was looking for a new house, I've noticed that a lot of times there was something missing in the decor. Some houses had nice layouts; but, some of the walls were looking lonely and empty to me. 
My imagination didn't let me wait any longer; and, I started creating designs with the view. And that is how the Windows With The View series was born.
Imagine, a painting that becomes a window! It will allow the art collector to fulfill two things at once: a piece of art and a perfect desirable view from the window.
All of a sudden an empty wall would reveal an ocean view like that:
watercolor painting

Or, a painting with the Fall Forest...
season in watercolor

...will bring a warm touch to any decor. Though, it might bring a magic time freeze too: the seasons will stop moving and it will be all time Autumn in your living room (unless you change the theme once in three months, of course):
house decoration idea

Yet the view with the lake and monumental rocks is timeless. It might be great view for a home office or upstairs loft:
painting of the water

And I have no doubt, that no one in the world would resist a nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge for their Summer house or permanent location :0)
realism in watercolor

The search for the new house led me to a creation of a new series; a combination of old and new paintings, and numerous ideas for a perfect window view.









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