Friday, February 24, 2012

"Cityscape" (10"x8")

I painted this for Terry Miura's challenge. I was supposed to simplify but I think mine looks more busy than original photo. It was a great idea in the beginning and I was really good with the little details, but the longer I played with it more details appeared. I guess it is hard to break old habits.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Summer Ride"(5"x7")

Biking on the sunny day is one of my favorite things to do. Painting this made me miss summer even more.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cherrylicious (12"x7")


They were the best cherries I had ever tasted, so I just had to paint them.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Beach Day"(20"x16")

This is my sister enjoying a perfect summer day on the beach.

"Watermelon Reflections"(6"x6")

This week DPW challenge was to paint still life, upside down, from start to finish! It was a great learning experience.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Stacked" (5"x9")

Another Daily Paintworks Challenge. So much fun, I'm already looking for another things to stack up and paint.

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Bikers"(8"x16")



I took this picture on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic. It seems like everyone is riding bikes or motorcycles there. And it is unbelievable how many people can fit onto one small bike (3 or 4 is pretty common). Beautiful country with the friendliest people I've ever met anywhere.

Friday, May 13, 2011

"Beets"(5"7")

Pick a vegetable and paint it from life. Direct painting. That was this week challenge from DPW.
Just finished painting and now I will make my favorite soup, polish borsch, yum.

Monday, May 9, 2011

"Me"(12x10)

The DPW Painting Challenge last week was "All about Me". So there it is my self portrait and like Carol said, it was frickin' hard.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Connecting" (6"x8") oil on canvas panel

This one is for this week's DPW challenge. I had more trouble taking a proper photograph of it than I did in painting it. The colors are not exact because of the dark, rainy-weather lighting conditions I photographed in.

"Bowl of oranges"(5"x9")

This is my entry for last week's Daily Paintworks Challenge. It's the Color Challenge, I chose combination of complementary and split complementary(blue, purple, turquoise and orange)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Contemporary (10"x12")

Watching contemporary dancing is one of my favorite things to do. There is something magical about it.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mugshot(5"x5")

My first chicken ever. I really enjoyed this challenge!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Magnolia(5"x7")

This was last week's Daily Paintworks Challenge. I'm finally getting over a nasty flu bug, so I'm about 5 days behind with... basically everything.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mango(5"x5")

Another challenge from DPW. One stroke, one color. It was very messy, but so much fun. Thank you Carol.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Zippo(6"x6")

This is my submission to this week DPW challange. This was the first time I painted using only three colors. I never expected that it would be so much fun.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Summer walk"(12"x10")





It's about time I started bloging again. I can't believe it's been this long. First I had my Mum and sister visiting me for a couple months. Whenever I tried to paint, I felt guilty that I should be spending time with them. Then...Christmas fever, but finally everything is back to normal.
I signed up for the "Streetscapes in Oils" class at Visual Arts in Mississauga. The course is run by Dermot McKeown (who I have already mentioned here before) and he is great, that's why so many of us keep coming back. And this is my streetscape painting.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Pamela" (12"x10")


I don't know how many times I painted her hand. It was a real challenge. I could see that something was wrong, but I had trouble fixing it. I'm sure I could work for hours on finishing touches, but I think it's time to move on to the next one.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Blue cup"

I have few old canvases which have been painted over couple times. I don't know how many times I can do that, so I use them for practice. I noticed when I posted this that the plate has a funny shape and I should of work little more on the cup. Oh well, it was a good exercise, and there is always next one.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Cruising" (6"x9")

It was beautiful day for biking, but even better for people watching. I love taking pictures in summer. Everything looks brighter, more colorful and everyone looks more relaxed .

Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Sidewalk scootering" (8"x8")

I saw this girl scooting in downtown Oakville couple of weeks ago. I had to be fast, because in seconds, she was gone.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Best Mama Ever (12x10)

This is one of my favorite pictures of my Mom and I. Mothers Day is coming soon, so this is for you Mom. Now I just have to let it dry and send it to her in Poland.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Figs (6"x4")

It was fun to paint this one. Like usual, I had trouble trying to get the colours right, but I think I got them pretty close. I may go back and add a little more light to the fruit, but for now I will leave it alone, so I won't mess it up.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Waiting for a train (8"x8")



It is so hard to find people wearing bright colors in the winter. Almost every one wears black or gray. So when I saw this girl with an orange scarf and blue jacket and standing on the yellow line, I thought it would make a nice picture.
Most of the time, when I post my pictures, the colors don't turn out exactly the way they look in the painting. I'm using an SLR camera and I've tried shooting it outside and inside the house, but somehow it never looks quite right. What is the best way to do that? Any suggestions on how I could fix this? It is very frustrating.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Touch of spring (8"x8")

It feels like spring is here, so I went out to find inspiration for my next painting. I had taken a few shots but nothing great. Then, just when I decided I'm done and ready to catch my train home, I saw a lady with flowers and I knew I found my picture.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Karin Jurick



This is my version of Karin Jurick for the "Thank you project" organized by Jill Polsby. Because of my inexperience blogging, I lost my posting and my chance to participate in the original project. I'm very grateful to Karen for putting her time in to the "Portrait exchange" and I would like to add myself to the group of 119 artists who painted her portrait.