Monday, March 17, 2014

Painting a nightmare

I woke up in the middle of the night feeling black birds in my hair. The noise of flapping wings and movement felt so real... I tried to escape the feeling, but it followed me through the day. Finally, I gave up, and put it to the paper in the best way I could. 
My big moleskine journal is the best place to catch anything I want to express.
 I didn't paint it on the easel (pictured above), just wanted to see how it looks. I am so extremely in love with my easel that I have to see how anything looks on it :-) I painted it on the table (as seen bellow) using only a brown and white. 
Black birds are gone. Colorful ones are soon to come.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dark and light

This is the last painting in a series that I envisioned in my mind. It might be my favorite one because of the atmosphere and textures that (unfortunately) don't transfer well to the screen.
A little bit gloomy for this bright day, but somehow feels right to me.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Rose petals

I think I lost my written word. Many thoughts in my head, but they are not flowing to my fingertips. Color and layers and texture and paint stories are luckily still here :-) I hope you like it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thinking about...

I used to put words in every painting I made. It never seemed to be finished without some written story, or thought. I still love that, but find it interesting that often no words are needed for a story to be told. 
It took many, many layers until I was happy with the result.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Light and dark

bird art painting mixed media Zorana
I'm still in brownish, muted tones. Trying to play with darks and lights. For some reason that intrigues me and I am trying to push myself to go darker or lighter that I usually would.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

New art supplies

Many months ago I came to the conclusion that I don't need any more paint unless I use up some of my favorite colors. It really isn't difficult to mix colors, so there is no need to purchase every color in the box. And then I saw these matte Blick colors and couldn't resist the urge to spend less than $10 for 7 paint bottles. Why did I choose pastel colors, when I'm in the "dark period" I don't know.
Dick Blick Matte Acrylic Paint Zorana Art
 Look how pretty they are!!!!! Happy blobs of paint!
Dick Blick Matte Acrylic Paint Zorana Art
On a piece of gessoed rosin paper (you can see me using it in videos here), I started playing with my new, happy colors. Then I followed prompts from one of the pdf-s on and had fun with it. 
I decided to cut my two paintings into circles for no reason at all.
Dick Blick Matte Acrylic Paint Zorana Art
Dick Blick Matte Acrylic Paint Zorana Art