This is a quick sketch of an autumn leaf in December. This is a gessoboard 5"x5". It's amazing how small the board looks, but when you're painting, it takes about an hour! Even though the painting is small, there is nothing small about the work it takes.
I really enjoyed painting the clementine, and will defenetly try it soon again. I brought this tiny cup from Russia (love it), which was easy to paint. Well, the cup was the easiest thing to paint today.
I decided to title this painting "Memories". The dried rose and pearls are symbols from the past, and somebody is remembering a time long ago. I hope you like this painting and get your very own image and memory from this painting.
My model for today's painting was my daughter's favorite toy doggy that she brought with her all the way from Russia to the US. These toys are such good models - they sit very still and never complain of being tired of sitting :)
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My 12-year-old daughter loves this toy baby seal. I've been going around it for a few weeks thinking may be I should give it a try. So today, while Sofiya was at school, I painted it. And I enjoyed it so much. I've been thinking of my childhood, how I'd have loved this baby seal!
I picked these flowers when we got lost, and had to make a stop to see a map. It's been four months since we came to the US, but still don't know the downtown yet. The flowers were all over the bushes; and I have know idea what the name is. Any suggestions?
Yesterday I received a package of gessoboards. I've never painted on them before, so it was unusual for me to work on such a smooth surface. It's different, and I need time to get used to it. I always gesso my canvases before I paint, but these gessoboards are unexpectedly smooth for me. I liked the feeling of discovering something new. It's refreshing. Thank you all for the comments!
I'm posting two of my recent paintings today ( completely forgot to push "publish post" yesterday). Both paintings on a stretched canvas, 8"x8" inch. What a beautiful autumn we have here in Georgia! I hope you all enjoy the season!
The creamer has recently been polished, so now it looks more... silver. I often use crackers and jam, since I do many paintings with the theme "breakfast". This painting looks like somebody's breakfast, so I have named it "Morning Delight".
This painting is actually made-up. I had a red rose lying in front of me, but I decided to make it pink on the painting. The rose is like a pretty young girl in a pink dress, dreaming. What do you assosciate the rose with?
These roses remind me of a wedding, with the large white rose, and the white background. The teacup has appeared on previous paintings, and I think is the most graceful of my teacup collection. I really like the design on it, those lavender flowers. What about you?
These flowers aren't all pansies, actually, only the ones in the silver cup are. The smaller flowers in the background are violas. They were all picked from around Athens, I mean all the plants, and I arranged them in a Thanksgiving style still life.
And I'm still painting October leaves. This time I added a few rosebuds, that way more color will show on the painting. For my next painting, I'm thinking of adding tea to the cup, as somebody commented on my other Autumn painting. Thanks for the suggestion, Lowalady! Have a nice weekend.
This is another one of my autumn leaf paintings. I gather the leaves from a field close to my house, and sometimes from my backyard. Since it's October, I find inspiration in these red-and-yellow autumn leaves. The strawberries add lightness to the painting and are also shown in the title.