Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sketchbook Project "Down My Street" - Last Part

The Sketchbook is complete and went to NY Art House. It was fun project that required good preparation, the ability to stick to one thing; and, finish meeting a deadline. Watercolor and ink is not what I usually do. Neither the sketch-like paintings. Therefore, I was challenging myself by braking the comfort zone. At the end it was very helpful to me as I taught myself to loosen up and fight my perfectionist nature by painting fast and almost "careless". It was also fun to use ink with watercolors. I think it gives cheerful cartoon-ish look to the sketches. Each sketch took not more than 15-20 minutes. 38 pieces completed. Love the outcome!!.......................................4"x5.5" Watercolor on Paper, 90lb Cold Press

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sketchbook Project "Down My Street" - Part II

Here is the second part of my Sketchbook Project. I am painting these sketches from the pictures that I took back when Summer was in its peak. It is so soothing to paint sunshine when the weather is nasty and rainy (as today for example)

More than a thousand artworks ranging from realism to a decorative abstract and detailed botanical painting by Irina Sztukowski are presented now on her website 

Watercolor On Poetry Book Cover

My watercolor painting Dancing Fire was selected by the author and publishing company for a wonderful book of poetry by Esma Ashraf. ...