Sunday, June 30, 2013

Breakfast in red.

I experimented on Zeta paper from Stillman & Birn. I used ink, Kuretake and a little bit of Liquitex spray paint, which I got as a sample.
Zeta paper is smooth compare to my usual grainy watercolor paper and support the color. I am surprised it took multiple heavy washes, wet-in-wet and transparent glazes, very strong paper.
The subject is simple, breakfast, but touched me on emotional level, its colors, smell, joy of being together at the table, promise of another day. It is all about being able to See. This purple is a "fake" bacon, which I love more and more.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Marbleizing molding.

Marbleizing molding in small kitchen in house paint, glaze, poly and tints. Took me couple of hours.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Quick sketch for a mural.

First thought for a mural in the dining room. Pencil and watercolor (Bijou) in Delta sketchbook by Stillman & Birn.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sketching in Gamma.

  • Sketching in Gamma sketchbook with new too soft Faber-Castell 2 mm pencil. Nail salon and on the way. I got new pencil, really awesome, Faber-Castell, 2 mm, with led sharpener built in,  but change the led in it to F grade, because on that juicy paper of Stillman & Burn Gamma sketchbook every pencil looks brighter and softer. It comes with HB.
  • I finally decide to unwind and pamper myself in one of the best nail salons, in Bay Ridge, where pedicure comes with intense massage, including massage with hot rocks, honey scrub, massage chairs, wax treatment, etc. I did quick sketch, adding touch of color with very old reddish-brownish pencil, I found in my draw forgotten. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Old auto.

Old auto on the street of New York. I used ink and Kuretake.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Design in the dining room.

Some people really like lilac colors. Design done with metallics glazes and stencil.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Modern design on the wall.

Stencil and silver stem on the glazed wall.  Decorative flowers. Modern design. If it won't be too late it could of been fun. :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Really tiring June.

Finished mural, which I did in between other projects and rainy moods and being tired. Two layers of poly on the top.

This one on the other wall. Still lots to do, but frame on since yesterday.

Kitchen walls to match design on the cabinets. I mixed 3 glazes on the Bone White base and used woodgraining tool to play with the texture, experimenting technique. I have old woodgraining Italian tool from ages ago, blend a bit with linen technique. Pretty cool result, they wanted modern feeling.

I have no time for myself and feel sick of not drawing. But need to do what I do, because I am not free. Few strokes on drawing of old car, few sentences on Kindle of Ruth Rendell book and that's all.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sketch in Gamma sketchbook.

Short moment of day, when I was blessed to hold the pencil.
Still very hot and no AC in our building, very hard to function.