Monthly Archives: March 2013

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

Posted in Experiments, recent paintings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ATCs for today

Creating ATCs as a Mail art hobby is a wonderful way to meet new people , connect with inspiring artists around the world. If you collect ATCs and interested in personal trading , please contact me by email. Dragonfly is a … Continue reading

Posted in Mail Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New series. Horse painting.

I am working on my “loose painting” technique. For years I was creating very detailed paintings. Lately I decided to switch from dozens of my small brushes to few large and to paint spontaneously with big and strong brush strokes. … Continue reading

Posted in recent paintings | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Playing with Art dolls

Do you play with Art dolls? To me it is a relatively new type of artwork. There are two more Art dolls I wanted to share with you. They both were created for the SWAP at atcsforall.com and made as collectible art. These … Continue reading

Posted in Mail Art | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

I will be hosting the April 2013 challenge for the Art Journalers and other artists.

The details for the April 2013 challenge will be posted on the April 1st at artjournaling.ning.com. Here is the announcement: http://artjournaling.ning.com/group/challenge-2013/forum/topics/april-oksana-tepp During month of April I will be posting  images “work in progress” for my own version of the challenge. … Continue reading

Posted in Art Journal, Challenges | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Picasso people. Art journal spread ( pages 30-31) and paper Art dolls characters.

Once I had to create paper Art dolls for the SWAP at atcsforall.com. Art doll are created as collectables. They all are original , unique. I had never made Art dolls before. The theme was “Picasso people”. Without any hesitation … Continue reading

Posted in Art Journal, Mail Art | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Challenges, Experiments | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Art journal page 29. Stylized face painting.

Practicing painting whimsical and stylized faces. Title of the page is “Spiritual”. I used the color combination of blue/green, teal/ turquoise, purple, and orange. Painted with acrylics over the paper collage.   Related Images:

Posted in Art Journal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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:

Posted in Art Journal, Experiments | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Art Journal, Experiments | Tagged , , | Leave a comment