Category Archives: Experiments

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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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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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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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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Today on my easel.. textured mixed-media – semi-abstract

Just a quick pick… I wanted to share my successful experiment. It is one of my mixed-media acrylic paintings I had been working on for a long time… I was not sure about material I used for the textured effect … Continue reading

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Whimsical style painting.

Today I would like to share a series of whimsical miniature paintings (4in x4 in). The subject of my study is an Owl. I attempted to create different whimsical images of Owl using variety of mixed-media techniques. One of them – using … Continue reading

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Art journal page 28. Abstract geometric shapes as a background.

I like abstract and surreal paintings. How about using geometric shapes as a background for the subject of painting? With this idea I created Art journal page “Perfect balance”. Background is painted with acrylics.   Related Images:

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Art journal page 27 “Book”.Cobalt teal/ purple/ green /orange color combination practice.

Another page – color combination practice. The quote for the page is by one of my favorite authors Marcel Proust:” There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book”. … Continue reading

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Art journal page 26 “Change the way you look at things”. Split complimentary colors exercise.

Quick little page – color palette exercise, warm up. I was preparing my color palette for the sunset scenery-landscape painting. My Junk Art journal often works as a sketch, or idea book for me, where I can play, practice, make mistakes and find … Continue reading

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Art journal page 21. Acrylic painting over paper collage.

  I have accumulated too much left overs from my scrapbooking activity. Cannot make myself to throw away all those little bits of pretty acid-free printed and textured papers, even when the pieces are too small and practically useless. I … Continue reading

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