Friday, February 28, 2014

Made In USA - and - California Grown

apples man dogs

My latest large painting is complete. 
I picked such name, Made In USA, as I remember my husband joking: If I ever get a tattoo, it shell be "Made In USA".. I find  it very patriotic indeed :0)..

So, I picked the subjects for my painting: 
All Are Made In USA.

First, I painted the dogs: Fred and George - Made In USA

realism in watercolor


Then I moved to painting apples, one by one: proudly grown in our garden, by ourselves..and... Made In USA

realism in watercolor


Then I took Hookers Green and Grass Green paint by Daniel Smith Co (made in USA) and painted flowers, foliage, and grass:

foliage green art

And the final, Golden Centerpiece of this painting is my husband, who is also "Made In USA", in fact, in a beautiful Golden State of California. 
He is proudly washing apples. And, by the way, those apples were sweet, sweet!! :0)

Apple Harvest realism In watercolor

It certainly takes a long time to grow apples. It took me more than a season to finish this artwork.

George and Fred cannot believe they were so small one day!



In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul




Sunday, February 23, 2014

Water On Color

realism in waterolor

I am in the process of preparing a few paintings for one international art show in Rochester, NY.  The theme that I chose this time is about the water. Since I paint mostly in watercolor, I called it Water On Color series, where the realism in watercolor is mixed with the abstract pattern. 
The six paintings that I made helped me to create some of these collages. 
The above collage has a cool feeling with just a few splashes of yellow, when the collage below is full of "fire-like" strikes and hot washes:

Abstract and Realism in watercolor

The art show is taking place in July 2014, so I will post more details later on.

For now, I am just "splashing" some Water On Color :) 


In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First Daffodils Of The Season

Fine Art realistic artwork

These gentle yellow daffodils popped-up in my backyard a couple of days ago. I couldn't resist to pick a bunch and set up a still life.

I intentionally placed freshly picked flowers into an antique Wedgwood vase. It emphasizes the fact how small is the distance between beauty of a two-day-old flower and a century-old pottery. 

The beauty is eternal! 

And the waves and a maze of a pattern of this silk scarf adds the interest to this full of life and color still life.


In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Twenty Shades Of Blue - Blue Blue Water


Recently, looking at my painting of Oregon shore, I was asking myself how many times I've painted the water, waters of an ocean, lakes, sea or river? 
And even though the answer was MANY.. I was curious to see the difference in the shades of blue; the blue blue water.

Water for me has some personal almost human qualities. The colors depend on the time of the the day, the light, the shadows; and, of course, the artist's mood, time put into painting, and  professional choice of the color.

And here are just a few waters painted in the different places at different times. It is interesting to see these fragments in one post close to each other, with almost no surrounding background/foreground interruptions 
(if curious to see the full painting, just click on the image or the name of the artwork).

Fine Art realism


 Slowly building, soon ready to crush waves next to the shore in Boys And The Ocean painting:
Fine Art realism

 Deep blue waters of the ocean during the sunny in Capitola, California.  Two Umbrellas At The Beach painting:
Two Umbrellas at The Beach

and a very same day just a few hours later.
Capitola California artwork

Here is a foggy morning with wild emerald green waves in Carmel By The Sea, California:
Impressionism

and the same day, when Sun appeared, it made the water shine 
California Fine Art

Almost unbelievable Thalo and Ultramarine blue water in the painting A Coupe And The Sea:
Water painting

Ready to storm yet still not dangerous waters in A Girl And The Ocean artwork: 
Romantic artwork

And, much more alarming waves of the waters when the girl "grows up", and comes to visit ocean again.
realistic artwork

Calm reflections in the mirror-like Winter waters of Lake Tahoe painting:
realistic seascape artwork

From Ultramarine to Turquoise  blue in Monterey Shore sketch:
water painting shore

Quiet monumental waters of Norway Fjord:  
realism in watercolor


I have to admit, painting the waters next to the Golden Gate Bridge seems to be my favorite thing now. 
Here are the waves near Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco Bay from Fort Point point of view:
California San Francisco Bay

Realism in watercolors

Point Bonita has different point of view to Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Lifted up fog just revealed graceful sailboats:  
California art

Soothing waters of the Bay reflecting the Golden Gate Bridge, is quite rare event: 
Realism in watercolors

Fine Art

Impressionistic green reflections of impressionistic waters in Water Lilies painting: 
impressionism in watercolors

And speaking of Impressionism, the Fall Reflections certainly colored those waters in Red, Yellow, Green, and Orange: 
Wet-on-wet artwork

If I were a poet I would write a poem devoted to Water; but, I am the Artist and I will keep painting Miss Water in all her shades of blue
:0)


In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul





Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Feeling Blue in Naperville, IL

blue painting

Oh no no, I am not feeling blue and I am not in Naperville, IL :0)

Several of my artworks were juried into an Art Show, which is called 
The art show will be running in 
(Naperville, IL) 
during the month of March, 2014. 
I will be glad to exhibit the work above:

and I am absolutely happy that my other three works from Dancing Water abstract series  also caught jurors attention:

watercolor

blue watercolor

fine art in blue

So to speak: I am happy feeling blue ;)


In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Published Art

My watercolor painting Dancing Fire is published on the cover of the booklet of Oncology Symposium that takes place in Kolkata, India ...