2012 American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition: I am really excited to be excepted for the AWS show this year! I will be showing “Driving Through the Rain” painting.Some of the strongest watercolor paintings in America make a wonderful show that is annually held at the Salmagundi Club Where: Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Ave. New York,… Read More American Watercolor Society 2012
As some you may know, I have been doing printmaking for about 6 years. During this period I have produced a number of etchings and silkscreens that are commonly exhibited. I love printmaking, it is a fascinating but yet complicated process that requires your full attention and knowledge of the media. The Art Students League… Read More Lithograph prints
“Bacchus” watercolor on Khadi paper 46″ x 30″ (22″ x 30″ each part) II.2012 The same as any other day was my 100th day of my project, except that I had my great friend Aziz, poet from Uzbekistan, over at my studio. Thanks to Skype, which made this possible. And I thought that… Read More 100 Days: Day 100
During my 100 Days project I have made a few sketches of my paintings, prior to starting working on the large papers. I did not make sketches as much before. Selecting my subjects, framing them, deciding on the color or techniques was an important stage, but it did not include making sketches. Now I… Read More 100 Days: Day 99
I added to this guy more curly hair today and worked on deepening the shadows on the top part of the painting. Light textures background is also was more developed. I believe that this work is almost finished, I will try to be done with it tomorrow. The background will stay very light.
This week I went to a demonstration of a great watercolorist and a wonderful instructor of The Art Students League of NY – Frederick Brosen. It is always a treat to watch Rick paint, especially the cloudy sky, as he was doing this time. I put together a teaser video of this demonstration, the full… Read More Watercolor demonstration of Frederick Brosen
Back to my gargoyle-Atlas. This character has created a debate in my previous. But we still don’t know who this guy really is. Now that I am looking at the detail and noticing grapes, I am starting to think that he could be Bacchus, also known as Dionysus – “the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of… Read More 100 Days: Day 97