Happy Holidays! and Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
6"x6" Soft pastels on Canson paper
I added this work to the latest Collaboration project "Christmas Tree" from "Art Sharing 21".
Check the site and add your contribution!
"Inspiration all around us" is back! I also added my work here.
After a short break, Elena Malec took over the blog from Dana Marie,
so the art challenges will continue!
UPDATE: "Inspiration all around us" does not exist anymore. However the old site will continue as "Artistic Sentiments", hosted by Dana Marie.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Monday, November 8, 2010
This is a new collaboration project at "Art Sharing 21" : "Halloween puzzle"
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I joined a new beautiful and interesting blog "Art Sharing 21" created by Elena Malec, where artists and art lovers can meet and work together on a project -online, in order to create "in a team effort something beautiful in the spirit of peace and harmony" as Elena said.
First project was a "Tulip" (2 pieces: the flower and the leaves)
My part -the leaves - Oil pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes paper
After Nancie Johnson completed the flower and I finished the leaves, without communicating with each other, Elena assembled and finished the work.
Please check this site , enjoy and... join!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
5"x7" Soft pastel on Canson Pastel paper
This beautiful rose is for "Inspiration All Around Us" September- October Challenge.
It is my first work in pastel.
I should name it "Rose Elena", because she gave me the first informations and lessons for working with pastels.
So, thank you Elena!!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Friday, April 23, 2010
12"x16" oil on masonite
Another old reproduction of a painting "Mother and Child" by Camil Ressu.
Lately, I realized that in the past I loved to reproduce paintings that I liked.
As a beginner in painting, I tried to understand techniques and colour mixtures by copying.
Now, I like the paintings with simple compositions, expressive, with loose visible brush strokes, however I still love these old works.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Here are a few stages of the previous work -Renaissance.
Using a grid, I started drawing the image on a piece of
masonite (treated with acrylic Gesso).
Next, I used a wash of raw umber and turpentine.
Then I started to add colours. Checking often the original
image of the painting, I adjusted the colours, adding
layer after layer and blending-blending-blending.
The last image, RV at work :)
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
8"x10" oil on masonite
a follower of Leonardo da Vinci.
I enjoyed very much painting it.
Thanks Michelle for your wonderful blog!
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Monday, March 22, 2010
12"x24" oil on canvas
Did you hear about "The Count Dracula" legend?
He is the main character of the Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula".
Although the novel is fiction, there are some historical connections between the character and Vlad, Prince of Wallachia (Southern region of Romania), best known as "Vlad the Impaler", faimous for his resistance against The Ottoman Empire and for his cruel punishments.
Bran Castle, commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" is described in the novel as the Count's home.
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