“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.
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
I though I was done with this painting, but today I went back and made a new addition to it – I made the paml-trees to fade more, blend it to the sky, which I made a little darker. In the old version trees were a little too dominating and sharp, so I had… Read More 100 Days: Day 96
I have started this work during the summer and I have never finished it. So today I took it out and worked on it for 4 hours. The paper is great and I enjoy working on it, indian paper Khadi, 300 lb. This is an architectural detail that I found in Chelsea and then… Read More 100 Days: Day 95
This painting is done. I called it the “Caramel Sun”, it makes me think of those sweet summer days when you are so lazy and just want to wander around the streets somewhere in Spain, you never know where you will end up to catch this transparent and shiny sun, that looks like a… Read More 100 Days: Day 95
I have decided to do the round motion strokes to complement the roundness of the sun and the pattern the sun rays. Also the palm fronds were too harsh and looked like an illustration and I needed to soften it a little and make it more pleasant to the eye. This work is close to… Read More 100 Days: Day 94
I am slowly adding more layers to this work. This hand-made paper is very rough, and if I will apply paint in a special way with the side of the brush, not its tip, I can get a fun texture.