Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Red" Abstract zebra acrylic painting

Abstract zebra series were inspired by one of our many visits to zoo. I wanted to create a simple painting with only two colors. In principle, there are no defining lines that outline zebras. There are many areas of color that are put together in a way they create a whole animal in front of our eyes.
24"X36" Wrapped canvas 3/4"deep.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Aspen painting

"Golden Forest" 24"X36" Acrylic metallic painting of aspens.Gallery wrapped canvas - ready to hang. SOLD




Second painting is "Provence" 16"X20" canvas textured abstract painting of lavender and sunflower fields with a lone oak tree in the background. This painting is not framed.

Tree detail:



Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dragonfly

From Natasa's Art


My dear friend loves dragonflies and asked me to paint a painting for her. It was so much fun to paint it - so many intricate details - especially on its wings.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tent rocks paintings are on the wall



Here is how they look hung in my living room. They give the room nice cozy feeling - just in time for colder weather. I just want to snuggle up in front of the fireplace and relax.

Another view here.




Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall is here



It is so nice to have a little cooler weather. This week is a busy one in Albuquerque - balloon fiesta is going on and it is so nice to see all the balloons flying in the mornings. Trees are changing colors and we plan to go to Santa Fe this weekend hiking and enjoying aspen trees :).

This painting is 12"X12"

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tent Rocks IV


Last one to complete the quad painting.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tent Rocks III

This is the third painting in Tent Rocks quad. It goes in the lower left corner.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tent Rocks II

This one goes on the top left side. Colors used are raw umber, red, bronze, copper and gold. I sure missed the desert.




Monday, September 14, 2009

Tent Rocks I



Recently - we went hiking to Tent Rocks outside ALbuquerque. It is an easy hike and the scenery looks like it is from another planet. I got inspired to do the quad painting. Each painting is 20"X20".

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Golden Forest


Another fabulous painting of Colorado aspens in Fall. Lots of texture and metallic paint. I can't wait to check out aspens in Santa Fe mountains this Fall.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Black Crow in Snow

Background of this painting is silver metallic and branches are three dimensional. They stick out of the painting and snow appears to hang on them. Crow has a tiny red bead in her beak.



It is always challenging to photograph paintings with metallic paint. SOLD

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blondie


It has been raining here a lot this summer. I made this painting hazy and "rainy" - even Blondie's hair is wet.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Portrait


One of the studies for my daughter's portrait.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blue Horse


THis painting is acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 1.5" thick. Ready to hang. $350. 24"X30"





Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Twins


It is a bit hard to photograph paintings on which I used metallic paints.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Birds on a snowy day



This winter was overall a rather mild one in Colorado, but we did have a month of really cold weather when we were pretty much indoors all the time. One day I noticed a bunch of little birds up in the tree and got inspired for this painting. I experimented with different acrylic media to achieve the three dimensional look for the tree branches. This painting is sold.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Red Zebra

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The strong one



There is a patch of pasture in the middle of Loveland where horses live. This is very close to my house and I took a lot of pictures and made sketches of them for my "Horses in Motion" series. This painting is available





Monday, June 22, 2009

Tucson Storm


Monsoon season in Arizona is my favorite! I love how the desert lights up under the lightening. It can be quite scary when you see the storm in a desert for the first time. This painting is SOLD.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bogorodica


Oil 16"X20".


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Horses in motion


"Carefree" is a soft pastel painting, framed. 16"X20"
SOLD

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sisters II



Pastel 16"X20". This painting is SOLD.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Abstract trees


36"X48" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. This painting is SOLD.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Kozja cuprija




This bridge is called The Goat's Bridge and is one of my favorite picnic spots around Sarajevo. I found this online about the bridge:

About three kilometers going out of Sarajevo toward east over the city river Miljacka is a five centuries old stone bridge called Goat bridge. That bridge in the ancient past was Sarajevo's connection to the roads to Istanbul, as well as the Roman stone bridge on west side was Sarajevo's connection with the roads to Vienna in the deep history. There are several legends about this Goat bridge and its name. The most used one is about a poor young shepherd in 15th century who was feeding his goats by the river side, and goats ate one big bush and discovered an entrance to some small cave. The young shepherd noticed in this cave a case full of thousants golden coins. The Shepherd, of course, became rich, invested money smartly and went to Istanbul to study and become a businessman. He was grateful to his goats who helped him to become a rich man so he sent money and workers with the order to makea nice stone bridge dedicated to his goats and called it goat bridge due to that.
One of other versions says that some goat skeletons are implanted inside bridge construction. Those skeletons are of two rams who were fighting with their horns on the wooden bridge that existed on the same position previously, before the stone one. According to legend two rams were stacked with horns to each other and couldn't get separate so they died on the bridge like that. Later on some people find them as so.


Painting is done in oil pastels on Ampersand Pastelboard 16"X20".




Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stari most, Mostar, Bosnia

From Natasa's Art

Old Bridge in Mostar. One of my favorite places to visit in Bosnia is Mostar. This bridge had to be rebuilt after the latest war in Bosnia, and it looks absolutely stunning in daylight as well as in the night.
This painting is 16"X20" and is done in oil pastel, comes framed in a lovely silver looking frame. $350





Saturday, June 13, 2009

Green Art

I have been thinking about environmental impact an artist has and what a proper disposal of art supplies should be.

I really love painting with oils. However, oil painting is out of question for me right now because of my young children, and lack of space to make a separate and isolated art studio from the rest of the house. I painted my last oil painting about a year and a half ago because i did not want to leave solvents and oils laying around where kids may get to them. I settled on acrylics as the least offensive art medium to the environment and my children (and myself). I also started painting with soft pastels only outdoors to avoid having pigment particles everywhere in the house.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Abstract Zebra Black



This is the largest painting in the abstract zebra series - it measures 36"X48".

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Aspens


In the Fall. I love to paint aspens - they are beautiful and watching them in the fall calms me. This painting is done with lots of texture and silver highlights. sold

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Horses


I paint horses these days. They are beautiful and there are many of them on the pastures here in Colorado. I love the challenge of painting them and capturing the complexity of their muscle tones, and light reflecting off their shiny hair. Today I took a ride to a small town of Laporte - north of Fort Collins and there were hundreds of horses out in the rural part of the city. The light was incredible - there were dark clouds in the background and the sun was shining brightly on the pastures.

One of my favorites so far - done on Ampersand Pastelboard with soft pastels. Can you tell which color is my favorite color? :)

This painting is SOLD.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Rooster


My grandma had a whole menagerie of animals and I loved watching them while I was growing up. One of my favorite animals was a rooster, so strong, yet so colorful and pretty. This painting is acrylic. Dimensions are 30X40 cm SOLD

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