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

Apple and Pear on the Table, original 5 x 7 oil painting

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 … Continue reading Apple and Pear on the Table, original 5 x 7 oil painting

Bouquet of Mums in a Vase, oil painting

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 … Continue reading Bouquet of Mums in a Vase, oil 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

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

Geometric Life of Pear, original watercolor painting

When things begin to get too real, I seem to be slanting over to the geometric side. These abstract pears can be viewed from two vantage points. Is the pear being filled with color, or is the vividness gets sucked out of it? That's for you to decide depending on how you see the glass … Continue reading Geometric Life of Pear, original watercolor painting

Single Pear, watercolor painting

When I just started painting these watercolor studies, my goal was to get as realistic, but graphical as I can. I think with this pear I nearly reached this goal. I really enjoy how lively it turned out, it seems as if one can really see the volume! Available for sale! 8.5 x 5.5 in … Continue reading Single Pear, watercolor painting

Three Raspberries, watercolor painting

Raspberries are tiny, but complex little creations. Originally, I planned to paint several more, but I decided to simplify the task at hand and ate some 😀 They were very tasty, and I feel like I'm not going to paint any more of them 🙂 Available for sale! 8.5 x 5.5 in (painted area 7 … Continue reading Three Raspberries, watercolor painting

Juicy Pear, watercolor painting

This year, my paintings are dominated by various pears. I keep painting them because it feels like more can be done or something can be improved. At the same time, I study the form in general. The question is how to make it more realistic, graphic, and vivid. This is the way to achieve beauty, … Continue reading Juicy Pear, watercolor painting