Thursday, April 30, 2009

It Is Not Here Yet

All the sighs are present but spring is not here yet.The weather this spring is horrible.If it is sunny it would be windy and cold,if it is warm it will rain or be cloudy and gloomy.It is not fun to go on a bike ride because it is so windy every time I decide to go.The last time I went on a bike ride the wind knocked me off my bike and I hurt myself.I am afraid I am getting a weather depression.The art is the only thing that keeps me with my marbles.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

watercolors #9 and #10

These are the next two watercolors I completed as a part of my challenge.I did not have much time for painting the last week or so.I was too busy at my day job and also my daughter was sick for more than four days so I had to take care of her and there was no spare time at all.
In the first painting I tried to use limited pallet of colors and to achieve realistic water reflections.In the second one I was inspired by the city of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria,which is famous for its picturesque view because its location on the slopes of several hills.I have always wanted to paint it in acrylics or oils and it will be my next project in one of this media.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Show And Tell

At the beginning of this month we had a sale of used books at work.For a couple of dollars you could stock on books for reading,get some videos and DVDs and some other stuff.I got some books for me and my daughter but the things I was most excited about were the vintage ephemera I found there.As you can see here I bought some old greeting cards,personal photos and vintage images.I also bought some body's collection of vintage Valentines.One of them was dated 1939 and was from the teacher to the student.This is my newest passion and I could not help it to brag about my latest findings.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Watercolors #7 and #8

The first one represents a waterfront building and a boat and the second one is a Canada goose.For the seascape I used a photo from Gary Greene's book Artist's Photo Reference-Buildings and Barns.For the goose I used my own photo.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Violin Player-Watercolor #6

For this one I took pictures from TV.It was the New Year's concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.I looove to paint musicians!
The size is 9x10,it needed a little bit cropping.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Bike Trail In Fall-Watercolor #5

I am going on with my challenge.I have a couple more watercolors ready to be posted and I am in a process of working on a third one.
This is the bike trail where I like to ride my bike in the summer.It goes along the river and in the woods and it is so pretty that I can't stop taking pictures of it.It takes care of your body and of your soul as well.After a bike ride down it you feel like a new person full of energy and inspiration.I can't wait to start biking again.I already went biking four or five times but it is still too cold and was not a lot of fun.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Kitty Named Muffin-Watercolor #4

She belongs to my sister-in-low.I used ink pen and watercolors with this one.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Flower Place-Watercolor #3

This flower business is situated in Iowa.My husband likes to go there because they have a great choice of plants and a gorgeous garden.I like to go with him because I collect a lot of reference photos of plants and flowers ,trees and birds.
My reference photo is from last spring.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Old Church-watercolor #2

You can see this old Eastern Orthodox church in the city of Koprivshtitsa,Bulgaria.I suppose it is more than 200 years old.I used my own reference picture which I took when having a vacation there with a bunch of friends more than ten years ago.