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About Artfully imperfect

Oksana Tepp was born in Ukraine. Currently resides in USA, Washington state. Married, mother of three sons. Native Russian speaker. Russian Language Instructor and translator/interpreter by former education/profession. Full time mixed media artist since 2010.

“Essence “. Painting as a commission. Challenging experience In 5 steps.

 “Essence ”                                                                  24×30 in mixed media acrylic painting … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Pebeo paints. Part 3.

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“Crimson poppy”.Exploring Pebeo paints.Part 2.

 PS. This painting is sold.

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Exploring new medium.Pebeo paints. Part1.

I like a glossy finished look of artwork done with resin,but I do not like working with toxic industrial types of materials and the fact that resin will yellow with time. I have read about Pebeo brand on-line and recently … Continue reading

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Mixed media delight

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watercolor landscape sketches on rough paper

  I just had to try some simple landscape painting exercises to see how my new set of paint will work on new paper. If you paint with watercolors, you know how different results can be achieved when you use different … Continue reading

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Next Art Journal page-simple landscape sketch

Continue painting in my Art journal. I like textured surface, so at first I applied Flexible Modeling Paste to the paper with palette knife. Let it dry completely. This medium dries very fast on paper. Then I painted a primitive … Continue reading

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Turn your landscape sketches into greeting cards

Watercolors are one of the best mediums for quick landscape sketches. More often our sketches are just simplified captures of the nature scenes or objects. They may not be perfect or completely finished work of art, but a quick impression with … Continue reading

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Hand painted greeting cards

Quick sketch in watercolors is one of the best ways to create a handmade greeting card, because the bare minimum of time and materials needed. I like creating winter sceneries and winter bird’s images for the Winter season greeting cards. I use acid … Continue reading

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