Monday, April 27, 2015

View of Pedernal, Natasa Vretenar

Nos vemos!

Pedernal in a distance. 16x20"

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bosque in the winter, Natasa Vretenar

12x24"

Another challenge painting for Let's Paint New Mexico. We will have a group exhibit in Albuquerque in December. I am looking forward to it.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Night Fishing, Natasa Vretenar

24x36"

I have been working on this bear for a while, and I used the polymer clay stars again for this painting. I am enjoying trying new media in my paintings. This is a painting of a spirit bear fishing at night.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sister I Natasa Vretenar

16x20"

This is an older painting I did in pastel long time ago. I am going to paint some more horses soon!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Beargrass, by Natasa Vreteanr

24x36"

Alberta is the first place where I saw the beargrass. It is really nice to see. They grow in in meadows in the mountains.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Taos Shopping, Natasa Vretenar

8x10"

Taos is a wonderful place to visit. I love all the little shops with interesting, hand made goods, and filled with art.

My favourite month begins with a snow storm! Alberta's weather is unpredictable and we always enjoy a few good sunny days like yesterday! So glad we spent most of the day outside - even got a little sunburn on my face yesterday.
Today is a completely different story - I look out the window and it is almost a whiteout out there. However, it is a great day to watch movies, read and paint. We are enjoying our Spring break.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fresh Flowers by Natasa Vretenar

8x10"

This is another painting for the Let's paint New Mexico challenge. We are planning a show in December! I am excited about it :)

In every painting I try and build interesting textures. The window ledge this vase is on has some crackle paste on it to give it an aged paint look. I like working with the crackle paste/medium because you never know how it will turn out. The thinner the layer of the medium is, the smaller the cracks are when the paste dries. I used Golden medium for this painting.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Abiquiu, by Natasa Vretenar

16x20"

This is another painting for the Let's paint NM challenge.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rusty, Natasa Vretenar

8x10"

New Mexican landscape is full of rusty old trucks and cars. There are so many colours in the rusty surface, as well as textures in the peeling paint.

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