Saturday, 27 February 2016

Tree and Morning Fog

After quite some time I looked to the reference images of the WDEs on WetCanvas. I just finished this strange tree at morning for the February 19, 2016. Thank you Li for the beautiful photos, I have saved some more for the future.
The painting has size of 10x7 inches, and it is done with my usual watercolor palette on Fabriano Artistico 90lb CP paper.

Rose bud study

I did this Rose study as a demonstration at the Community Center, for the beginners' group, to show them the how to mix and glaze greens, and how to paint some of the details. It has small size, 5x7 inches, and it is done with Camel watercolors on Saunders Waterford 90 lb CP.

One more Mandarin Oranges study

I did it quite some time ago, but only today I managed to scan. It is a life study done without any preliminary drawing, trying to get better control of my brushes.
Watercolor on Saunders Waterford 90 lb paper, 7x5 inches.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Clownfish ACEOs

I had quite some time to do any little fishes, and I missed them. This time I choose this funny colorful species, the Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), or else called anemonefish! Their main color varies between yellow and orange-red, and they have these characteristic white patches on their body. I did a bunch of them, all on Saunders Waterford paper, with my usual watercolor paints. And, as the title says, they are all ACEO size (3.5x2.5 inches).

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Another wild flower from Kampi village, Zakynthos

Spring is approaching and I am getting into the "flower-ing" mood :)
But I actually did this one about one month ago, just never get to post it.
It is a kind of a wild iris flower, not sure about the species - I need to do the homework on that part.
The painting is again a small watercolor study, of only 5x7 inches, done with my usual watercolor paints (a mixture of Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith and American Journey).

Friday, 5 February 2016

My card for Twitter Art Exhibit 2016 is on the way!

I sent my first card to Twitter Art Exhibit in 2014, and it was just about the time to send one this year too. I selected one of the paintings I had already done on such small size (size limit for the Twitter Art Exhibit is 16x12 cm), and it should reach the Trygve Lie Gallery (NYC) the following days. This year, the international exhibition of original postcard art is benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program, in which young women in foster care learn to create and market a unique line of goods. Here is my card for Twitter Art Exhibit 2016:

I hope it sells, to contribute to the funds for the benefiting organization!
If you are an artist and you haven't sent yet your card, there is still time to do it!