Monday, May 23, 2011

Fine Art Classes
I recently was hired by American art company Grambacher to teach fine art classes at Michaels store in Scarborough. I will start teaching painting with acrylic in June. Please let me know or contact Michaels store if you would like to take art classes.

Art Demos at Michaels store:
June 4, 12:00-3:00

Classes schedule for June:
Friday June 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Landscape
Friday June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Seascape
Friday June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Floral
Friday June 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Still-Life

See store associate to sign up for the class – Ask a person at the first register, which is customer service.
Michaels phone number is 207-883-8419.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I hope you were enjoying this weekend. We finally had sunny days!

Here are few acrylic paintings I have done this year.
Each painting is done on gallery wrapped canvas 6”x6” with painted edges and available for sale for $100.

Mini Acrylic Painting #1

Mini Acrylic Painting #2

Mini Acrylic Painting #3

Mini Acrylic Painting #4

Mini Acrylic Painting #5

Gallery wrapped canvas 6”x6” with painted edges.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Optical illusion on canvas.

“Lilies Duet” oil painting on canvas 20”x20” is my firs painting I did in Trompe l'oeil technique. This was one of my long term projects that took me two years to finish, but it was very interesting one to work on and I am happy with the result.
Trompe l'oeil, (French for 'deceive the eye') is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

“Winter Hay”
Oil on gesso board 14”x11” (framed)
Original painting is available for sale.
I did similar miniature as a study. It came out pretty good, so I decide to do bigger painting.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

“Four Seasons Forest”
Oil on canvas 36”x12”, framed in 1 ¼” gold frame.
Original painting is available for sale

Thursday, April 07, 2011

“Yellow Orange Red Papers”

Original Oil painting on gesso board 8"x10"

Framed painting is available for sale.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Birch Trio"
Original watercolor painting 8”x10” image (13”x16” framed size)
Painting is available for sale.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birch Trees at Crawford Notch -1
Original watercolor painting (20”x16” image size)

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Most of us who live in New England already tired of winter and snow, but I have to admit it is beautiful season. Although mostly it looks like black and white old photo winter can be quite colorful. Here are my latest winter paintings.

"Around the Corner"
Oil painting on gesso board 8"x10"
Original painting is available for sale.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

"Winter Birch Tree"
Winter Birch Tree oil painting on gessobord 20"x8"
(framed size 24.5" x 12.5")
Original painting is available for sale.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Miniature Oil painting #8
This mini oil painting is done on 6”x6” wrapped canvas with painted edges.
Original painting is for sale - $150

Sunday, January 23, 2011

“White tulips”, oil on canvas 16”x12”
Put all my effort to find time (between job, college classes, and shoveling never ending snow) and finish this painting before the deadline for the Salon International -2011 competition.

Painting detail

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Snow Lace", original oil painting on canvas 11"х14"
This painting was part of my demonstration for oil workshop I was teaching last weekend.

Comments on my oil workshop:

I became familiar with Varvara’s work several years ago when my husband and I visited a local gallery and greatly admired her painting. Ultimately, we purchased an original watercolor of hers and it hangs in our vacation home. I e-mailed her about the possibility of doing workshops. Happily, she e-mailed me back with the opportunity to participate in what was the ABSOLUTE BEST painting workshop I have ever taken! Varvara has not only the ability to execute an exquisite painting, but also the unique ability to communicate and share her knowledge. All this, along with her availability to her students long after her workshops as a consult is invaluable. I highly recommend Varvara as a teacher and mentor. I will definitely continue to participate in any workshop she has because the amount of knowledge she has to offer is immeasurable.

Visit my live journal to see more workshop photos.