Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shades of brown (16"x 20")

My affair with art started when I decided to enroll for beginner classes at the Oakville Art Society with Helen Hendry. I always liked drawing (even though I wasn't that good at it). First challenge, abstract. I knew right from the beginning, that it wouldn't be my style... I hated that picture. That's where my journey began. I still have a few pieces in my closet waiting to be painted over, but who doesn't? I created this one when I took classes in "Visual Arts Mississauga". For a last few years I found myself always going back there, so most of my achievements are thanks to a great teacher Dermot McKeown.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Airport Travelers (8"x 10")

This is my version of Airport Travelers from Karin Jurick "Different Stokes from Different Folks". I came across this blog first looking through Youtube's artists demonstrations. One of them was Karin Jurick. I love her work. I found the link to her site and ended up looking through her painting collection for hours. Beside her great work, she is also doing a blog DSFDF where all different artists paint their version of the picture which she posts every few weeks. This is my first entry (and it was challenging) but I enjoyed every minute of it. So, if you like painting or maybe always wanted to paint, check this site out, it is amazing.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tulips (16'x20")

This was my first painting ever (sorry second) but I painted it over the first one. It was when I took classes. I thought that if I could do this just after couple of classes then it would be really easy, really soon. It is couple years later and I still struggle with almost every painting.

Apple blossom (30"x24")