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 a fountain and some trees. There are houses in background which I indicated, but didn’t want the viewer to pay much attention to them.
I have found that painting alla prima is not as easy as I expected. I’m used to making an underpainting, letting it dry, then building the painting layer by layer. That’s a tedious and lengthy process, but I like it. Plain air painting requires a different approach, and I’m slowly trying to switch to it. I’m not exactly sure if it’s a better option as traditional method of building layers allows oil paint to fully show all its beauty. However, I want to try working alla prima as well as it’s a nice way to do quick studies. Anyway, this tiny 5×7 inch landscape painting is available in my gallery.
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Hi! My name is Oksana Ossipov, and I’m a visual artist and photographer. I was born in Ukraine and 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!
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