Monday, 24 November 2014

"Study of a Red Rose"

Whenever I challenge myself with a study of an object, I want to learn more about how it is shaped and created. But usually it's not enough. If I really want to understand what I paint or draw, I have to look at it as an element of the entire universe. When you think about it, that's what it really is. Everything you look at is a piece of this amazing creation, a piece that fits perfectly into this universe's order.
This thought is always humbling for me, and as I continue my study, I notice that I learn not only to depict things more accurately, but also to respect the world around me.

"Study of a Red Rose", 17x23 cm, oil on board

See you next Monday!

Monday, 17 November 2014

"Little Prince"

After a few busy months I am going back to posting regularly on Mondays.

To get started, I prepared something that is very special to me. It is a painting inspired by my favourite book of all time, "Little Prince", and wisdom of its best known quote:

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

Little Prince, acrylic on paper, 21x30 cm

Saturday, 8 November 2014

"A Sketch in Llanfechain"

I fell in love with Welsh countryside years ago. Perhaps it was because of its green hills and beautiful pastures, or its lovely architecture. It's good to have a place which inspires you and gives you a different perspective. Fascination always powers your life towards improvement.

This is a sketch I made in Llanfechain, a small village in the heart of Wales (you might remember my other sketch from this place, posted in May here).
I used a black marker, which, luckily, was a bit dry and used up. This allowed me to make many kinds of strokes, which gave a more real feel to the architecture.

"A Sketch in Llanfechain", 21x30cm, black marker on paper

Have a great week and see you soon!