Thursday, January 31, 2013

orange and vase, still life

8x10 quick study, 40 min
oil on canvas board
Paint, paint, paint and paint some more! Is the only way to improve so I am P A I N T I N G !!
This is quick study from Tuesday afternoon class.

Red shoes and white flower, still life

Still nice and warm outside, I cannot believe is the last day of January....lucky us!!
My knee is worst than yesterday, probably standing on my legs all day didnt help ;(
Short walk with Mona this morning , than off to the garden for a quick painting, my red shoes and some white flowers from a neighbour garden. They didnt look WOW, but they smelled amazingly...

Here is the finished painting, 45 min....i might fix few things tomorrow...lets see...

I worked the flower with a lot of color...
I know you have seen these shoes before!!! Hopefully I ll not bore you!! :)
Probably I have painted these shoes more time than I wore them!;)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Still life, oranges and vase

An amazing day this one, weather wise :) sunny and warm...winter is finally over :) and is only the end of January!!

Otherwise the day went quite wrong,  fall down this morning while running and hurt my knee , I can barely walk now...and spent 2 hours at the dentist . I love my dentist but I hate anesthesia :(

Enough about me, let's talk about art!

This is a quick study from yesterday, 40 min.
8x8 inches oil on cardboard

 and this was the view from my spot...

 Hope you like it!
have a good evening everyone!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In Love I believe

 Good evening!
Feeling tired but satisfied, it was a busy Tuesday this one!
Run with Mona this morning, some painting, some more painting at school, then a nice swim to help me fight an annoying back pain... No pain now just super tired!!!

 In Love I believe     is my last work on wood.
5x6x1,5 inches

Monday, January 28, 2013

Back and in LOVE :)

Hello everyone!
I was in back in Cali yesterday...had an amazing 8days in Italy, with family and friends :)
Spoiled by mom, and catching up with old felt so good!!
The travel was a bit of a nightmare though, with 2 flights cancelled, one overnight in London, forgetting my Ipad at the airport :( , luggage delayed for 4 days, and problem with return flight too.
Actually this was my unluckiest journey ever, still i had a great time :)

Busy with unpacking, cleaning and catching up with things today I made a wooden block:

Red, black and gold the front side

Yellow , gold and red the back side....with a cute collage underneath: snoopy!

and here is my model:)

hope you like it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Still life , quick studies

hello hello!!
3pm in the afternoon...and I have not yet started packing !!!
Not that I need much stuff...staying for only 9 days...I ll start after my blog :)
YES! leaving tomorrow for Italy and back in 10 days! I ll try to blog and to create some small art while I ma there. I wish I could take my colors with me....ohhh!! that would be soooo nice!!! but not possible, not his time. I ll take pencil and watercolor though...and i ll try to do something :)

This are 2 quick studies of still life, done in 40 minutes each:

8x8 inches oil on cardboard

that the view from my easel :)

Well hope you like them!!
Have good rest of the day and ....see you soon!!! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Back to portrait!!!

Good evening!!

It was a good day, but now I am soooo tired!!!
Early wake up and out for a run with Mona, it was cold!!! But after the freezing weekend today it felt ok :)
And I have to admit that a nice run is always a good start of the day, a t least for me!
After the holiday break I went back to my favorite class EVER, portrait class, of course!:)
I was missing it badly!
Drawing energizes me, soothes a weird amazing mix. I am jus tin love with it and addicted to it.

Here she is, today's model:
I loved her colors, I wish I had my colors and canvas with me this morning instead of pencils and paper!
Hope you like it!

Monday, January 14, 2013


Back from a freezing but fun  :) weekend in South Lake Tahoe.
It was VERY cold but sunny both days and the view we enjoyed from the top of the mountain was spectacular....
Today's painting is a quick landscape study, 6x6 inches oil and sand on canvas.
A tiny memory of the weekend :) hope you like it!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shy bride

Today I was not supposed to paint, too many other things to do.
Still, I fell in temptation!!
An I wasted all afternoon trying to fix a face that in the end I was too small and I dont small enough, my bride is shy :)
here she is, 9x10 inches oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Looking for love, finding love, wooden block

Another day, another wooden block! :)

hope you like it!! :)

 Another busy day ....filing my taxes now!!! office work...:(

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Love wooden block, LOVE IS IN THE AIR 2

And this is the second wooden block, i find it SUPER SWEET!!!

Hope you like it too!

Love wooden block , LOVE IS IN THE AIR 1

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a good day!

Today the sun was shining here in Melo Park.
A beautiful wintery day, not to cold :) the perfect weather for a nice morning run to my favorite lake.
Some painting in the morning, coffee and chat with a very good friend, then a swim (still outdoor!) , food shopping and home now, making dinner and creating a bit more :)
Not a bad day ;)

Since we are approaching Valentine's day I am preparing some very affordable-love-art

Here is the first piece of today :

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sexy girl, new girl

 Gloomy, rainy, and cold outside, plus I have a bad headache ...the day can only get better!!

But I have good news : she is finished and she looks gorgeous!!! :)
18x24 inches on gallery canvas

I nee to wait for a sunny day to take a better picture outside but here she is :) my first painted half naked lady.
I am so pleased with the finale result!! From life looks even better , I am putting some details down here.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Valentine's day frame :)

Hello everyone! and happy Saturday :)
Today artwork is really one of a kind!

Almost one year ago I bought a couple of really nice white wooden frames, once home I discovered they were unusable, since they had a weird size! Not good for standard canvas :(
It was a big disappointment at the time.

Then yesterday I had an idea....turn the frame into a Valentine's day present, here  it is! ( that is for sale in my Etsy shop )

Hope you like it! :)