Sunday, December 28, 2008

Red Hat (5" x 7")

This painting was done from a photograph provided on the blog Different Strokes From Different Folks, where artists are encouraged to paint or draw their own interpretations. I like the red hat a sitter is wearing on this photo. It became my focus on this painting.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Nusya (6" x 6") - NFS

This is my Nusya. My only pet. Adopting her almost 9 years ago I did not know that my poor parental skills will one day produce such a result. She can be stubborn, selfish, but also very compassionate and caring at the same time.

P.S. Read more about Nusya on her own blog Writing Claws

Monday, December 15, 2008

"Hope" ( 6" x 6" )

White is my favorite color. Needless to say that I love horses. Who doesn't? If I am fortunate enough to have a white horse one day, I would call it "Hope".

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Big "Pom" (6"x6")

Lately, I've been inspired by the art of Carol Marine. I love her style and the way she personifies the objects of her still life paintings.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Studying masters

This is a copy of Reg (Paul Hedley). I used white chalk in this drawing for the first time. Inspiration came from a book "Portrait Drawing Techniques" by Dianne Flynn.

This is a copy of Head of a Young Girl (Jean Millet). I liked the way Millet expressed mood and feeling by the way he has lit his subject.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My sister's show

These are shots of my sister's show at Kohl Gallery of Arts (Avenue Rd/Eglinton West). You can see a lot more here

Sketches of my cat

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

5 values sketch

Back to basics until I nail it: five values (for now).

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Red Slippers

Nusya loved those slippers, I had to buy another pair for myself.

Still life ( 6" x 6" )

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


this is a little trouble-maker and irresistible cutie, Odin.