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

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Abstract Zebra


This is one of the paintings in my abstract zebra series. Silver paint makes the black acrylic really pop out. This painting is on a high quality 24"X30" gallery wrapped canvas, ready to hang. It is available for purchase online for $400.






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