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Artists don’t need math or do they?

Throughout my life, I keep hearing that artists don’t need math. This is a very narrow-minded view of both the arts and career management. Geometry is an important part of fine arts, but today I want to focus on a simpler following point. Artists need to be able to manage their finances and do it…

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How to Fix Instagram Challenge Required Error on iPhone

I have several Instagram accounts, and they’re all linked to a single main account. Recently, I was switching between my accounts and I got a weird error. It would flash in red “challenge required” at the bottom of the screen, then try to load something, but nothing happened. Basically, I was locked out of my…

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Coloring Dark Days with Art

I planned to post these over a week ago, but then the attack on Ukraine happened. For several days, I was completely unable to function as I was worried about my friends and relatives. I was stressed so much that it must have manifested in my body as a physical pain somewhere near my left…

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Latest Articles

ArtResin Review – Jewelry Making

Resin is both a new and an old material. It has been with us for years, but it became popular only recently. Eventually, I packed up some courage and decided to try resin myself. As per usual, I did extensive research to find the best of the best as it’s always a part of the…

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CosClay Polymer Clay Review

Recently, I tried a new brand of clay, and I’m honestly impressed. I bought a batch of CosClay in light gray from their Kickstarter leftover sale. I meant to buy the set of different nude shades for doll making, but unfortunately they ran out before I made it to the checkout page. You know it’s…

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Recent Sculpture

Pumpkin Monster Collection

Fantasy creatures is one of the reasons I love polymer clay. With this medium, it is possible to bring fantasy to life, and not just on a flat surface, but in 3D! This collection is an experiment with pumpkin and gourd shapes, and the idea of adorable monsters. Most of these are small figurines and…

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Forest Guardian – Polymer Clay Sculpture

It may grow back, but does it have to be this way? This work began during the raging fires in California and Australia, and then the pandemic hit. The creature represents all of these events. Deep wounds take time to heal, but there’s a glimpse of hope symbolized by the crystals on Forest Guardian’s body….

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Starwhale, polymer clay sculpture

This sculpture is a part of 2019 Sky Whale series. My love for dynamic and movable sculptures is displayed well in this series. Most sculptures tend to be quite static, but I like to design them to be eerie and movable. This is why a lot of my sculptures are designed to be suspended in…

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Recent Sketches

This piece took me about 30 minutes, and I wish I had done it on a better paper. I used rough newsprint, and it’s not the best paper for longer poses. Still, I’m fairly satisfied with the results, especially considering that I didn’t get the best vantage point for this pose.

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Sometimes, I think of characters from video games while drawing, and then I end up with something heroic ^_^

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A couple of quick, but interesting gestures. Especially the one on the left, what is it up to?! The one on the right looks as if it’s half-submerged into a bath of milk 😀

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Recent Paintings

In beginning of July, I signed up for landscape painting course with Justin Donaldson. So far, I went through half the course, and I’m super happy about it. I’ve learned a lot of new things which will definitely help me sharpen my skills! Here are the assignments in chronological order. I’m not entirely happy with…

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Apple, pear on the floor.. who’s the pretties of them all? I have worked on a number of still life paintings, and especially apple and pear paintings lately, and I started to get bored of plain backgrounds. That’s when I had a thought of mentally transporting some of the still life setups into the outdoor…

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Beauty of living in the south is the warmth of all seasons. Summer is for fun, and the rest of the year is for work! Now that it’s cooling down, I can get out and paint more often. Here’s a place in my neighborhood that I like to paint. It’s a quiet small lake with…

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Featured Paintings

Wave of Calm over Chaos, original abstract painting  by Oksana Ossipov
Wave of Calm over Chaos

This abstract painting hides the idea of calmness taking over chaos. The perfect blue consumes the chaos of life, turning it into peaceful emptiness. From the other point of view, the blue wave could be creating chaos.

Winterscape, original landscape painting by Oksana Ossipov
Winterscape

This miniature landscape painting was inspired by memories of frosty days and mesmerizing snow. The sound of crunching snow underneath one’s feet, the enchanting glow of the snowflakes in the sunset rays, the stillness of the sleeping river bound by ice.

Two and a Half Peaches, original still life painting by Oksana Ossipov
Two and a Half Peaches

Food is the hardest subject to paint, because there is a good chance that it might get eaten before the artwork is finished. This still life painting of… two and a half peaches nearly did not happened because of this.

Oksana Ossipov, portrait

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website! My name is Oksana Ossipov, and I’m a visual artist and photographer. I currently reside in the area of Dallas, Texas. My formal education includes a BFA in Digital Media Art from San Jose State University. After moving to Texas, I started to focus on my fine art skills and figurative art in particular. I studied for 5 years under Michael Mentler at the Society of Figurative Arts. Through my life, I’ve also acquired a multitude of skills that include web development, sculpting, photography, art studio and business management, and baking awesome blueberry scones!

I’ve been trying to fully devote myself to the art over the past few years. I’m trying to learn and practice as much as I can. However, the workshop, class, and art supply costs present a certain financial challenge. If you like my work and want to support me, I would truly appreciate it! I have a shop full of artworks and creations, but even just sharing my art or social media pages would help a lot. Thank you so much!