Monthly Archives: April 2013

Value exercise for landscape painting. Art journal page 39 “Mountain landscape”.

  The goal of this exercise is to find the best range of the dark and light values for the landscape with distant mountains. I used only 4 acrylic paint colors: cobalt blue, prussian blue,quinacridone crimson, and titanium white. Composition … Continue reading

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Wet-on-wet acrylic painting technique. Art journal page 38 “Credence”.

Not long ago I discovered for myself a new name in the art world – famous Australian artist Len Hend. His wet-on-wet technique for acrylic painting looks so enjoyable, that I decided to have fun with some of his video-exercises … Continue reading

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Floral painting.Art journal 37 “My garden Lily”

Last season I took some nice photos of my garden Lilies with the plan to use them as a reference for my future paintings. This page is a quick sketch-exercise with the color palette. I used black gesso as underpainting. I … Continue reading

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Marc Shagall inspired Art journal page 36.

  This page is created as a part of the “Modern Masters challenge”at http://artjournaling.ning.com/group/modern-masters-challenge . For the Aprill 13 it is Marc Shagall. Often people ask the question:”What is so special about Chagall’s art? Any 1st grader can paint like this !” … Continue reading

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Art Journal page 35 ” Some birds …”

Mixed-media acrylic painting on black background. Bottom – dry brush technique. Green stamped images on the background  are done with acrylic paint and hand-carved stamp.

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Art journal page 34 “How to make a smile”.

What is a smile made of? How do we read a face expression without including eyes? How important the eyes’ appearance for a portrait? Related Images:

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Art journal page 33 “Dog”.

A Dog’s eye study (acrylics) and a quick pen sketch of my dog (Bullmastiff). Related Images:

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April 13 Challenge for Art Journalers and artwork giveaway.

April is here! This month will be special. I will host a challenge for the Art Journalers group and create a one of a kind piece of art as a GIVEAWAY for my readers. During the April I will share … Continue reading

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Art journal page 32 “Share your world”.

Today’s Mixed-media collage for my Junk Art journal is created on solid yellow cardstock. The border and the phrase are from magazines and junk mail cut outs. Background is colored with water soluble oil pastels, pigment inks, and stamped /painted with craft acrylic … Continue reading

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