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

The Pear, oil painting

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, … Continue reading The Pear, oil painting

Lemon on the Checkered Tablecloth, oil painting

I have recently started exploring oil paint as a medium, and I fell in love with it immediately. The translucency and vividness of colors impressed me so much, that I wanted to throw color everywhere! This gave me an idea to start a series "Drunk with Color." I started my journey with small still life … Continue reading Lemon on the Checkered Tablecloth, oil painting

Quiet Day in July, gouache painting

The weather in Texas is very much unpredictable. It can be a calm and sunny afternoon after a swooping thunderstorm in the morning. This is one of those "quiet now" days in July -- water too cold to get in the pool, but it's nice to just sit in the shade. Available for sale! 8.5 … Continue reading Quiet Day in July, gouache painting

Texan Cornflowers, gouache painting

.ugb-a57723b-wrapper.ugb-container__wrapper{min-height:50vh}.ugb-a57723b.ugb-container{margin-top:0px !important;padding-top:0px !important} I love wildflowers, and when I came to Texas and saw fields of bluebonnets, cornflowers, and other beautiful flowers, I fell in love with spring! Now that I have a small garden, I planted a few cornflowers. The beauty of wildflowers is that they keep coming back year after year. I wish … Continue reading Texan Cornflowers, gouache painting