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

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Early birthday gift

This is an early birthday gift from me to me! I am joking.... my birthday is in November, way to early to think about now, but it did take me a very long time (10 years!) to give myself a permission to have a real easel, so it feels like a real gift. Many times I painted something that looked ok to me while on the table, but the moment I put it in a vertical position - it was all wrong. A good example is the angel that's peeking at the top of my easel (and is going to be painted over as soon as I can get to it). 
I purchased the easel through Amazon and couldn't be happier - it came in two days, fully assembled! It is very sturdy, large enough for big canvases, easy to use and takes really a small amount of space. I thought maybe someone else could benefit from the information, so here is the link.
Happy creating!