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.

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