Monday, November 30, 2009

Following The Masters - after Zurbaran

10"x14" oil on linen

This is a painting I have completed a few years ago and now I am
posting it for the painting challenge on Following The Masters
blogsite set up by Michelle Burnett.

The original painting is "Childhood of the Virgin" by Spanish
It is currently exposed at The Hermitage Museum -St.Petersburg -Russia.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"FTM" after "The Starry Night" by van Gogh

8"x10" Oil on masonite

"Following The Masters" Challenge Eight.
Difficult assignment, however the most difficult part was that I couldn't stop painting.
I'm wondering if van Gogh tought the same.

"The Starry Night" 1889.
Unmistakable Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Airport Travelers"

8"x10" Oil on masonite

My work for DSFDF, week 52-54 Challenge.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"City Rooftops"

6"x6" Oil on canvas

Done for DSFDF Challenge "City Rooftops".
(Reposted -Photo taken outside.)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Recently Megha Chhatbar passed along this award to me. I am very touched and surprised.
Thank you very much Megha! Please go and check out her wonderful blog.

Here are 7 things about me:
1. I like surfing the net
2. Watching the sky at night
3. The sound of waves on the seashore
4. I like chocolate
5. Admiring other bloggers’paintings
6. I love my family
7. ...and animals!

And here are the 7 artists I am passing the award to:
3. Sheila Estep 5. Silvia Williams 7. Robin Mitchell
List 7 things about you and pass this award to other 7 bloggers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


5"x8" Oil on masonite

Irresistible to paint and to eat!
This is my entry for the DSFDF Challenge week 46-48.
Wonderful subject provided by Karin Jurick.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"New York City" Revised

6"x9" Oil on masonite

I felt that I have to modify this piece - the third post from the blog.
It was my entry to DSFDF challenge week 32-34 . Now I am OK with it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"San Francisco"

6"x9" Oil on masonite

This is the latest assignment from the "Different Strokes From Different Folks", week 44-45.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"FTM" "Flowers" by Th.Aman

14"x19 1/2" Oil on canvas

For August, this is my contribution to Michelle Burnett’s blog “Following the Masters”.
I chose this time a Romanian painter, Theodor Aman (1831-1891) with “Roses”.
The image is from an old calendar.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Man resting"

5"x7" Oil on canvas
"Man Resting", my entry for the "Different Strokes From Different Folks" blog, week 41-43.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"FTM" "Ecstasy" by Maxfield Parrish

11"x14" Oil on canvas

Michelle Burnett's "Following The Masters" invite everyone to join a monthly painting challenge. For this month, here (above) is my version of a Maxfield Parrish painting "Ecstasy".

Maxfield Parrish "Ecstasy” 1929

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was an American illustration painter and illustrator.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Rower in Lake Michigan"

6"x6" Oil on canvas

My entry for the "Different Strokes From Different Folks" Challenge for Weeks 39-40. This is done from a reference photo provided. It was a good opportunity to work with water and I had fun with the waves.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Summer Vegetables"

7"x9" Oil on canvas

This is the latest DSFDF challenge on Karin Jurick's blog.

"FTM" George Inness Reproduction

12"x16" Oil on canvas

I participated in Challenge Three - Master Landscapes with a painting done after "Morning, Catskill
Valley", also known as "The Red Oaks" by American artist George Inness (1825-1894).

"The Red Oaks" by George Inness

Monday, June 8, 2009

"Pennsylvania Landscape"

5"x7" Oil on canvas

Week 35-36 -“Pennsylvania Landscape”.
"With this challenge, invent the colour" said Karin Jurick, so I did.
This is the latest entry for Karin' "DSFDF" blog, with a black and white reference photo.

"Madison Ave, New York City"

6"x9" Oil on masonite

"Different Strokes From Different Folks" Challenge for Week 32-34.
I love following the blog and watcing the different artists interpret the same photograph.

"A Companion of Diana"

71/2" x12" Oil on masonite

For the Week 29-31 Challenge, I submited my second entry, that represent a marble sculpture of 'A Companion of Diana'. Thank you Karin for your blog "Different Strokes From Different Folks" and for wonderful pictures you provided every time.

"Beach Family"

6"x6" Oil on canvas

Every other week or so, a talented artist Karin Jurick posts a photograph on her "Different Strokes From Different Folks" blog, where artists and art lovers from around the world submit their work to be posted.

This is my interpretation for Week 27-28 Challenge "Beach Family". Visit the site to see all entries.