Nov 192014
 

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Jul 142014
 
pirate's eye
  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, cotton, acrylic and other new and upcycled textiles
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Height is about 9.5 inches (24 cm).
The main color of this soft rag toy is rich blue green

rag doll

Green Pirate

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Dec 022008
 

This painting (size A4) is on the way to Germany now.

I’m working on a Martian landscape in acrylic and multiple ACEO commission at the moment. The work is progressing slowly as I’m more interested in few writing projects. I seems to oscillate between various creative activities and hardly can make myself do something which my heart doesn’t want at the moment. I am often angry at myself for that but haven’t find the cure yet.

Non-creative activities like cleaning & washing are always at the bottom of my list. I am a horrible housewife!

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Nov 272008
 

And a new addition to the Ebay shop:

The September certainly was a very productive this year – thanks to the good weather.

I did this from my garden, but moved some of my neighbours’ houses and turned the hills into the mountains.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280289498708

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 November 27, 2008  Posted by at 14:15 autumn, Britain, Ebay, landscape, my artworks, Newtown, oil pastel, Wales Tagged with: , , ,  2 Responses »
Nov 272008
 

The latest addition to my Etsy shop. I’ve got a friend who does stunts for movies in Russia and she kindly sent me a reference photo for this artwork some time ago.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17845046

By the way Etsy does looks so much nicer for an artist than Ebay, but there is a small problem: nothing seems to sell so far…

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Nov 212008
 

Once I met an artist who liked my works, bought at least two of them and on one occasion offered me a lift home from an exhibition. So he went inside ( it was our old home), he’s seen kids screaming and running everywhere, worn out cheap furniture, books scattered around, wallpaper badly needed to be changed and so on. And he said something like “to sell art you have to be respectful” (or was that “presentable“). Anyway it sounded that I was not. It really hurt. Well, I think I don’t really live my life to sell art only. Even to do art only. Maybe there are artists, who have a professionally designed gallery instead of the home, a polished blog where they show themselves always positive, happy, concentrated, top class, witty, kind, clever and respectful, but I’m not even going to try doing that. I am just a person. Don’t judge me too harsh. I can have my ups and downs. Some of my artwork and writing is successful, some is horrible, but I’m not going to hide this fact. People can buy my paintings without caring much for who I am – that’s absolutely fine too. But I’m not going to pretend to be something I am not. Probably, I am wrong. Probably I should never have any blogs or “about me” pages. Just pictures. Or better – no pictures at all. Just let them rot in the attic. Or even not making them in the first place – rather doing something useful. Anyway…

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 November 21, 2008  Posted by at 18:29 about me, art, good life, kids, my artworks Tagged with: , , , ,  3 Responses »
Nov 212008
 

That’s it, time to pack them as they have been sold. Both are fantasy works in acrylic. The first one is Observation Point, the second is the Shinning World. It is always a bit sad to say farewell to artwork, but then I haven’t got enough space to hung all my paintings anyway plus it would be really great if somebody else could enjoy them too. And I hope to buy a second hand violin for Christmas for my daughter with the money. I had a real barter recently when somebody from an organic shop bought a sketch of mine. So I exchanged it for a packet of tofu. Marvelous!

The idea for the first picture came from a photo of my friends and colleagues overlooking a submarine port in the Crimea. The second one was inspired by a photo of my great auntie (a ballet dancer) as a girl.

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 November 21, 2008  Posted by at 13:14 fantasy, my artworks Tagged with: ,  1 Response »
Nov 202008
 

Two more drawings. First one (my favorite) has been sold, the second one I’ve just put on sale on Ebay.
Two attempts to illustrate the first scene from my book “The Return” in Russian. I am working on this series of illustrations first creating 3D models of my characters, props and landscape, then drawing everything “traditional” way, by hand.
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Nov 192008
 

I’ve managed to do a bit of sketching today (apart from shopping, bread- and yogurt-making and other cooking, taking kids to school and back). I was trying to capture what’s left of golden leaves on silver birches, oaks and hazelnut trees.

Also I’m packing and sending away an acrylic painting I’ve sold recently. It features Thai houses and was based on a photo I took from a taxi window on Phuket Island many years ago.
(Sometime if I don’t write down what I actually did today, I feel like time slipped through my fingers).

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