Landscape Painting Course Assignments

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 … Continue reading Landscape Painting Course Assignments

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. … Continue reading Forest Guardian – Polymer Clay Sculpture

Pear Branch Necklace, original jewelry

This cameo is one of the first resin series called "Floating fruits" done by Oksana. This one of a kind pendant features a miniature pear on a branch suspended seemingly in midair inside an antique bronze cameo. In reality, the pear is held in place by translucent with a touch of sparkle resin. The resin … Continue reading Pear Branch Necklace, original jewelry

Stormy Apple and Pear, painting process

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. … Continue reading Stormy Apple and Pear, painting process

Sunset at the Lake in Texas, original oil painting

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 … Continue reading Sunset at the Lake in Texas, original oil painting

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 … Continue reading Plain Air Waterfall Painting

Garden of Eve – Digital Painting

Occasionally, I like to do quick digital painting studies from some fashion magazines or clothes catalogs. Here is one of such studies. I used a figure in the red dress from the catalog as a reference and added a fantasy element to create a completely different scene. I used my old and trusted Wacom tablet … Continue reading Garden of Eve – Digital Painting

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 … Continue reading Charm Bracelets out of Polymer Clay

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 … Continue reading Underwater Friends – Digital Drawing

Digital in Reality – Life Drawing Sessions

For the longest time, I wanted to make a post about this whole situation with quarantine due to COVID-19. I've started writing multiple times, and every time it would just turn into whining and ranting. Instead, I'll keep those thoughts to myself, and try to stay positive at least in this web space. Therefore, I … Continue reading Digital in Reality – Life Drawing Sessions