Monday, April 30, 2018

"Jefferson Memorial Twilight" (oil on linen; 8" x 10") sold


The Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in Washington DC is a beautiful neoclassical building. At twilight, it is breathtaking. I used the pointillist technique for the painting, pretending that my dots are stardust!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

"Blue Door" (oil on linen; 12" x 9") sold


Step into the blue door. Red climbing roses are blooming. The sun-drenched courtyard of this vineyard estate in Provence is scented with jasmine. Yes, those vines are covered with white jasmine flowers!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

"Washington Monument Sunset" (oil, 7" x 7") sold


The painting depicts the Washington Monument, viewed from the Lincoln Monument Reflecting Pond, against a spectacular sunset sky. It was fun to paint a big picture in a small size.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

"You Are Nothing But A Pack Of Cards" (watercolor on paper; 11" x 8") sold


Recently I reread Alice's stories and fell in love with her. After checking first the famous black-and-white illustrations by Sir John Tenniel are out of copyright, I decided to render in color some of my favorite illustrations. I drew with a watercolor pencil, then inked my drawing. The colors are my invention.

Alice has had enough with the Queen, who insists on sentence first and verdict afterwards at the trial. Honestly, the book is so full of nonsense that I don't even remember who was being tried on what crime! When the Queen cries "Off with the Head!", Alice responds with "Who cares for you? You're nothing but a pack of cards!" Hurrah for my brave girl!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

"Down the Rabbit Hole" (watercolor on paper; 12" x 9") sold


Recently I reread Alice's stories and fell in love with her. Somehow there is no original illustration for this famous scene of Alice falling down the rabbit hole that sets her off on her wild adventure. Here is my attempt. She is falling down slowly; she can even look around and think about things. That's why she doesn't look panicky. Doesn't she look graceful?