Sunday, January 30, 2011

Angel #4

This is the last one (for now). Same size 12"x36", on canvas.
I haven't shown any birds in a while, so they had to make an appearance.
Thank you for all the lovely comments for the previous angel. It makes me happy to know that you like my experiments on larger format.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Blue-green angel

 More than a week from my last post.... the time flies. I was painting, just not showing. I noticed that when I sit at the computer to do something it turns into a many hours long session, so I just limited my time drastically for the time being.
 Here is the third angel in my series. This one is a gentle soul. I painted the forth one too, but something about her bothers me, so I'm not sure if I should show her or not.
 Same size as the previous ones - 12"x36".  I think I am getting used to painting bigger...
Happy weekend! xo

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Angel Protector

Photographing this was harder than painting... but I think I have it in a presentable shape now. There are so many yummy details in this painting that I had to make a little collage of some of them.
I think these might be my favorite and they are lost when you look at the whole painting. Can you find the word safe on the door? And protect home in the crown? Hope you like it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Don't do this

Don't place your coffee mug right next to your brush water...

I was painting this tall lady and was pretty much lost in our little imaginary conversation and before long you can imagine what happened.

I don't think that coffee with titanium white is really good for you, or tasty. And for those that might remember this... yes, I'm drinking coffee again. I don't really need it, I'm wide awake at any time I should be in the morning, but I love it... and it's a ritual, so I'm back at it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

54x24" update

Everything about painting big is so different from what I'm used to... and I guess because that was not "enough" of a challenge, I decided to paint birds with oil paints, which I did only once before. I am still debating whether to add words, like I'm used to or will it not look right on this scale. Also - I have no idea how to photograph them well. I hope the weather will be nice over the weekend so that my husband can help me with that. Until then - this is the only photo I managed to take.
I'm off bravely to a next big canvas! Pushing through the uncomfortable feeling of "I don't know how to do this". Let's see what happens...
Happy weekend!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


When the day has so many number 1-s I guess it's a good day to start something. So I did... I started painting BIG, much bigger than I ever did. You can see me with the canvas - it is 18x24"!!! And I painted not one, but three as a group, which means that the final painting will be 54x24" which is HUGE! It's far from finished, but I wanted to share just so that I can write today's day in the title. 
I hope you had an amazing day :-)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pink bird

I have painted many, many birds over the years, but I don't think I ever painted a pink bird... or thought of doing it. The inspiration for the pink bird came from a far-away place, all the way from Dubai.
Thank you so very much Sophie!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Roses and lace

I didn't have too much time to paint over the holidays, so when Monday came and everyone left to work/school I pretty much jumped to my studio, found a warm spot and didn't leave it until I really had to.
I had so much fun while painting these ladies.... It was extra relaxing and probably something I like to paint the most - faces and roses. Actually, if I added birds then it would be my most favorite thing to paint.
 Now I can't stop looking at them and arranging and rearranging them... this one should be in the middle... no, this one.... maybe they look better as a pair etc. etc.
Now that I have roses and lace out of my system, I can go back to reading blogs, answering to emails and the not so pleasant task of cleaning my studio. If I don't do it soon, there will not be enough place to paint even a tiny ATC...
If you need some romantic roses and lace in your life, you can find all three listed in my etsy shop

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I wanted to paint something today because the day 1.1.11 is just too cool to pass without posting something on the blog, but I procrastinated until it was late evening. I have been thinking about trees, but had no real inspiration. Finally, I did what I always do when I don't have ideas - I picked a paintbrush, piece of watercolor paper and random colors. This is what turned out.
Surprised me... not a face... 
Maybe I shouldn't be surprised, I whispered a lot of wishes today. There are no butterflies around, but it would be nice if they heard them and carried my wishes with them...
I hope your day was beautiful.