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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.

Miniature art as greeting cards.

I am beginning a new series of a miniature art pieces in a form of a Greeting card. I enjoy painting with watercolors on a small scale. The cards are painted on the 5×7 in Strathmore cold press watercolor paper. The … Continue reading

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Art journal page 76 “Life is like riding a bicycle”

Mixed media acrylic painting. I was experimenting with the color combination. Once I clipped from the magazine a little piece of the painting (partial image of the bicycles) with the attractive color palette: Lemon yellow-Orange (Cadmium Red light hue)-Navy blue. There … Continue reading

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Whimsical Horse painting. Art journal page 75.

This page was created as intuitive painting. Background is collaged with newspapers (previously sprayed with black paint) and tape transfer. This little image gave me the color combination of Blue+ Orange, which is one of my favorite on the color wheel. I added the … Continue reading

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Landscape scenery in Art journal.

I like using landscape scenery for inspirational pages in my Art journal. In the process I practice my color mixing and brushwork as a warm up for the actual painting on canvas. So I treat my Art journal more like … Continue reading

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Intuitive painting and negative painting technique.”Bird’s power” art journal page.

I am continuing exploring mixed media techniques in my Art journal. After finishing my Project for a month in June (adding 30 pages with faces) today I’m sharing my page #73 “Bird’s power”. Painted background with acrylics. Collaged with painted … Continue reading

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Project for a month is completed and the winner for the giveaway art sample is…

Thank you to all of you who supported and encouraged me during this Project for a Month. Every comment was meaningful to me and very much appreciated! To mark the finishing point of the Project I had offered a giveaway … Continue reading

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Project for a month “Find a face” final page:face 30.

Here is the final page # 30 for the July 2013 Project for a month! When I started this challenge (“finding “a face in my random prepared backgrounds-Art journal pages) I was wondering if I would have enough imagination and creativity to … Continue reading

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Art journal page “In child’s eyes”. Project for a month “Find a face”: face 29.

Mixed media acrylic painting.

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Art journal page “Dream and believe”. Project for a month “Find a face”: face 28.

 The background for this page was gessoed, collaged, stamped and stencilled, then collaged over again with fibers,and recycled  tea bags. Face is painted with acrylics. The quote for the page reads:” To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; … Continue reading

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Art journal 2 pages spread “Connected”. Project for a month “Find a face”: face 27

Two pages spread, mixed media acrylic painting. This piece is inspired by the Leonardo da Vinci quote: “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else”. Left side closer: Right side closer:   Related Images:

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