Wednesday, July 31, 2013

101 BIRDS - Painting #33

I can't get enough color these days.... Layers and layers create texture that makes me smile :)
I started the painting without a sketch, just with a palette knife and bright colors. Then continued with the brush and some collage until it was done. I hope you'll enjoy seeing the way it started and some phases in between. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

101 BIRDS - Painting #32

Moving on with my bird series. I love having a set theme and size, but freedom to do whatever I feel like. Many layers of color on this one...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Run. Escape. Hide. That's what I've been doing in my dreams lately. Somebody, something is chasing me.... and it's not pleasant. I don't know why it's happening, but I know that I can deal with it through art. So I pulled out my big moleskine (16.5 x 11.5") and let the colors come out.
Zorana art, journal, mixed media, painting
Zorana art, journal, mixed media, painting
Zorana art, journal, mixed media, painting
I don't know why these two ladies showed up, or the moon/bird or whatever it is, but it felt good. Hopefully the bad dreams will stop and I'll feel serene as the lady on the right :-)

Friday, July 19, 2013

101 BIRDS - Painting #31

Quick watercolor paintings like this one are still the hardest for me to achieve. For some reason I am scared to practice them more (even though I love them). This guy makes me smile, so he deserves to be number 31 in my bird series.
Happy weekend!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

101 BIRDS - Painting #30

bird series, bird paintings, Zorana, Zorana art
This painting came as a result of watching Milliande's CAPI (Create Art Portfolio Ideas Course) series. I watched her videos and couldn't wait to jump right into it. She goes much deeper than one painting, and I hope to do too. It is fascinating to watch her progression from scribbles to a series of work.  I wasn't impressed with my sketches at first, but kept going and now I'm totally in love with these bird creatures. Here is the video that got me started. Maybe it is something that will interest you too!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mostly blue

Blue as the ocean and the sky... not as my mood. I thought a month passed since I posted something, but it has not been that long. I really didn't do too much art, so didn't have much to share. Just getting back to my brushes. It feels like I forgot how to play, but I know I haven't, so I'm staying with it.
Is anyone reading blogs now that google reader has gone?
I'm posting my 'mostly blue' pictures to stay here as a reminder to a perfect day, and I'll be back with some art soon. Happy weekend!