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

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.

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year’s Reflections
Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.
Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.
And when I ponder those who do,
I immediately think of you.
Thanks for being one of the reason
I'll have a Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to my dear friends and family!!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


I was teaching a watercolor workshop at the begining of December. I had amazing group of artists. Some of them are already established artists, some were improving their skills and some were discovering a watercolor as a media. All of them created wonderful paintings during workshop! It was such a pleasure to have such gifted people in the class!
Visit my live journal to see more photos.

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year Quotations:

"Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it... If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you...for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."
-- Mary Pickford

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
-- Edith Lovejoy Pierce

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, December 24, 2010

The gift of Love.
The gift of Peace.
The gift of Happiness.
May all these be yours at Christmas.
Merry Christmas my dear friends and family!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

All paintings at this post are original miniature watercolor paintings (4"x4" image size) framed (9"x9" framed size) in 1/2" wide cherry frame with double archival matting, UV protection glass and acid free backing. Paintings are available for sale for $225 each.
Please visit my website to see Watercolor Miniature collection.

"Spring Thaw - 2"

"Winter Shadow"

"Winter Eve - 1"

"Sky Light"

"Mountain Sunset - 2"

"Lupine Field - 1"

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

You are cordially invited to a Solo Art Show of Varvara Harmon at Northport Landing Gallery
1330 Atlantic Highway, (U.S. Route 1) Northport, Maine Phone: 207-338-2210
Show Dates: September 1st-30th, 2010
Opening Reception: September 17th 4-7pm

“Mist on the River”
Oil on gesso board 8”x10”
Original painting is available for sale

Monday, August 16, 2010

I am getting ready for my solo show at Northport Landing Gallery that will start September 1st and it will be there for a month.
These are two new paintings that will be at the show. I have done yellow tulips and pink calla lilies before and I like it so much that I decide to revisit this idea with different compositions.

“Yellow Tulips-2”
Oil on canvas 12”x12”
Available for sale

“Pink Calla Lilies-2”
Oil on canvas 12”x12”
Available for sale

Please do not hesitate to contact gallery if you will have questions about my show:
Northport Landing Gallery
1330 Atlantic Highway, (U.S. Route 1)
Northport, Maine
Phone: 207-338-0477; 207-338-2210

Thursday, July 08, 2010

“Misty Morning Field”
Oil on canvas 30”x24”
Original painting is available for sale

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

In my last post I had a few small oil paintings I finished in last 6 month. Here is a good example how a small painting idea can be revisited in larger and more detailed painting.

“Frosty Day”, Oil on canvas 12”x16”
Original painting is available for sale.

The close up view - fragment of the painting and the frame.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I like to paint the small paintings before I move on a bigger scale. It gives me some sense of color pallet and composition for the future paintings, but some ideas just simply look great in a small size. These 5 mini oil paintings are done on 6”x6” wrapped canvases with painted edges. Each painting is available for sale for $150.

Mini Oil painting -1

Mini Oil painting -2

Mini Oil painting -3
(Misty Morning Field - The bigger painting is in progress)

Mini Oil painting -4

Mini Oil painting -5
(Frosty trees - The bigger painting is in progress)