Sunday, March 30, 2014

Drawing a blue iris flower using oil pastel. Step-by-step demonstration.

In this post I will demonstrate a drawing process of a blue iris flower using oil pastel. Oil Pastels is a very interesting graphic material. Drawings created using it are preserved for many years without loosing its brightness. Oil pastel has a rich color palette and allows you to create vivid works with clear bright strokes. 

Sea shell painting using multilayer watercolors technique. Step-by-step demonstration.

This is a demonstration of a sea shell painting using multilayer watercolors technique. We will apply several transparent layers to achieve the desirable result.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Strawberries in watercolors. Step-by-step demonstration.

I would like to share with you the process of strawberries painting using watercolors.  I used multilayer watercolor technique, as it allows to create very detailed paintings.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Paintings of Nikolay Roerich

Nikolay Roerich (1874 - 1947) was a great philosopher and painter. If you have a chance to read his theosophic books "Agni Yoga", "Shambhala" and other works, you will understand that he was a highly spiritual person with a massage that opens people's hearts and minds. He was painting in symbolism style mainly using egg tempera.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Oil Painting "Tears of Happiness"

I have tried a new technique while creating this painting. First, I started it as an ordinary painting in "a la prima" technique, but noticed that the idea of the painting was not matching it. The idea was deeper. So, I repainted it and made it in two layers: monochrome umber painting and then the color layer. This experience was very interesting to me. Thanks to it I decided to study multi-layer painting technique that old master were using, when they applied many thin layers of oil paints to achieve deep and harmonious painting.

This painting is currently for sale.

Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

All of us know Leonardo da Vinci as a genius and one of the greatest painters of all the time but we rarely remember his contribution to other sciences, such as architecture, anatomy, biology, mathematics, etc. I offer to have a look at some of his scientific drawings:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New paintings from Kazakhstan

Recently I came back from my vacation in Kazakhstan. I was lucky to catch beautiful spring time and the beginning of summer and to enjoy beginning of nature flourishing. These paintings were painted from nature:

Tulips in glass
30 x 40 cm
Oil on canvas

18.5 x 27 cm
Oil on canvas

Lilac in Garden
22.5 х 15 cm
oil on canvas

White Wild Roses
22.5 х 15 cm
oil on canvas