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Charm Bracelets out of Polymer Clay

I remember being interested in jewelry since I was little. Once, I found a few broken necklaces and chains in my mom’s drawer, and fixed them by attaching missing links or jump-rings using my dad’s pliers. I don’t think anyone really taught me how to do it, I just did. I went into making my…

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Stop Procrastinating by Keeping to this Sleeping Ritual

Lately, I’ve noticed how much energy social media is draining from me. Especially now, around the election time. It’s unfathomable how much attention and time are taken away by the information storm. It even throws my sleep cycle off the rails. I end up procrastinating half the day by scrolling and scrolling the feed. And…

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Underwater Friends – Digital Drawing

Recently, I tried streaming my digital drawing process. The most positive effect that came from it was the ability to follow a schedule. It’s surprising how many distractions are there that keep me from actually drawing or painting. However, if I commit to a streaming schedule, I’m more likely to draw that day! I think…

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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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Oil Pastels: Live Video by Savoir-Faire

Savoir-Faire is an importer of fine art materials, brands such as Sennelier, Cretacolor, Fabriano, Raphael, and more. Every Friday they do live video on Instagram. I found out about it from my mentor, Michael Mentler, when he was participating in one of the live videos. This Friday, the topic was oil pastels. In my opinion,…

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Recent Sculpture

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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Sleepy Owl, art doll

When I first started working with polymer clay, I wanted to get good enough to make wonderful and magical art dolls. It took a while to build up my confidence, but eventually I found courage to make these mixed media dolls. This is a second art doll I ever created, and it’s called Sleepy Owl….

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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 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

I continue to experiment with small still life setups, like this pear painting. However, this time I chose two subjects. The apple and pear are the best of friends, especially in a pie! Anyway, let’s stay on topic here! I tried to make the apple to be the focal point of this painting. The pear…

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Ever since I got a small garden, I can actually pick flowers and put them in a vase every now and then. I try to use every opportunity I get to paint them, and these mums were perfect for the task. I always loved flowers, but painting them could be quite a tedious process. In…

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This is indeed The Pear for me, since it’s the first pear I tried to paint with oil paint. I love the way it turned out, and it might even be my favorite painting of the year. It’s hard to show the beauty of oil paint with just a photograph, but depending on the lighting,…

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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

I’ve been trying to fully devote myself to art in the past two years. I’m trying to learn and practice as much as I can. However, workshops, classes and art supplies cost presents a certain financial challenge. If you like my work and want to support me, I would truly appreciate it! I have a few tiers set up on Patreon or even just sharing my art or social media pages would help a lot. Thank you so much!