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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Barbara (8"x10")

This is my best friend window shopping last summer in Oakville. She has no idea I painted her, I wonder if she is going to like it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pam (10"x12")

This is one of many pictures of my daughter I made last summer at our family cottage. While she was trying to catch some minnows in the milk container, standing still, it was perfect pose.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My favorite earings (9"x 6")

I like wearing them, and the way they look, so I thought I should paint them. I enjoyed working on the loops the most. A good day of practice.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Walnut (8"x6")

When I first started painting it, my walnut looked more like a brain. But now, I'm proud of myself that I finished it within one day. I just realized that I should practice more with smaller projects like this one. It takes less time and there are not as many things I can mess up...instant gratification.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

End of the year portrait swap ( 8"x 10")

Somehow I managed to delete my last post, so I guess I will do it again. This is my entry for the end of the year portrait swap. I didn't know who the person was. It was exiting to participate but because I am new to portraits (my second) it was challenging. I also lost all the great comments and words of encouragement from another artists when I deleted the post and that is what I'm really sad about. You can view all the portraits on you tube too, just click part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.