Monday, November 25, 2013

Work in Progress

Last few days, I have been working on still life oil paintings.  I started by doing an umber layer first but in acrylics.  I wanted it to dry faster.  Here is the umber layer of the pears:

...and the completed oil painting:

The second larger painting is the avocados.  Again I did the acrylic umber layer first.  It helps with establishing the values.  Here is work in progress:

They will be ready soon for purchase at my Etsy shop.
Thank you for visiting,

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Spinet Desk

As artists, we sometimes tend to postpone our creativity due to the lack of a "perfect space".  I prefer to have my working station neat and organized.
Recently, I purchased a spinet desk that was in a decent condition.  I enjoyed it for a while just as it was. Finally, I decided it was time to bring out the Annie Sloan chalk paint.

I liked its "antique" charm.  The decision to paint it, was not easy.

However, it has a different kind of beauty now.

As Rumi said, "Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others.  Unfold your own myth." 
I hope this space will inspire more creativity.  Everyone needs a place to call their own.

Thank you,

Monday, November 4, 2013

Aspen Trees Painting

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I thought as my first post I will share with you my passion for trees.
Particularly aspen trees I find very beautiful and a great subject for my paintings.

Here are a few pictures of the painting process of my most recent painting:

and here it is completed in the bedroom:

Well, I enjoyed painting it and I like being reminded of the aspen tree's beauty and significance.  Please feel free to comment and ask questions.  This painting may be commissioned in different sizes through my etsy shop:

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” 
― Kahlil GibranSand and Foam

Thank you,