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New Year, New Logo!

First of all, I’d like to wish everyone a happy New Year! The last year was challenging and trying, let’s hope that this year will go easy on us. Of course, the first week of this year already hints that it might not be the case, but all we can do is hope for the…

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Time for oneself – Self-Care for Artists

It’s easy to get carried away with daily tasks and creative work. That’s why it’s so important to allocate time for personal care. I’m quite guilty myself of forgetting about rest and food on daily basis. Eventually, my body can’t handle the stress and it spills out in pain or body function disruption. The latest…

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Plain Air Waterfall Painting

Ever since I learned about impressionists, I wanted to try plain air painting. There’s something magical about capturing the moment, the air, the ever-shifting reality. It turned out to be harder than I expected! At the time, I used acrylic paint, and due to it’s drying time it proved to be impractical to use in…

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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 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

Apple, pear on the floor.. who’s the pretties of them all? I have worked on a number of still life, 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 setting….

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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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Ever since I learned about impressionists, I wanted to try plain air painting. There’s something magical about capturing the moment, the air, the ever-shifting reality. It turned out to be harder than I expected! At the time, I used acrylic paint, and due to it’s drying time it proved to be impractical to use in…

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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!