Πέμπτη, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2008

Reflexions.../ Sold


Last summer I travelled to Venice, in order to see the Biennale and work with an american painter, Barry John Raybould. (I suggest that you take a look at his site, there is a lot of interesting things to discover - www.bjrgallery.com)
During this week, I took a lot of photos and did a lot of sketches.
This watercolor painting is the result of a photo and a quick sketch. One thing that really catched my eyes were the reflexions of the buildings in the canals.
In the days to come i hope you'll see more paintings from Venice.
What do you think of this one?

Τετάρτη, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2008

A seashell drawing....


Some years ago, while sailing in Tzia (Kea island), a friend of mine found this shell and offered it to me. Since then, I use it very often as a reference for sketches, drawings, paintings. I love its form and colors. This particular drawing is dedicated to someone who loves the sea....

Δευτέρα, 21 Ιανουαρίου 2008

"Pebbles" A watercolor experiment


Due to server problems, I didn;t post for some days.
Today's painting is an experiment. I started by creating some abstract forms with a sponge using masquing fluid. Then I worked loosely around with muted comlementary colors (red-green) with a touch of yellow ochre here and there. I splashed a warm grey (ultramarine-burned sienna) and left it to dry. Removing the mask I worked in the white negative shapes with pure bright colors. Finally I added the shadows under these forms. The result gives me the idea of colored pebbles in the sand.
Enjoy!
Size: 16 x 16 cm - Price: contact me

Τρίτη, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2008

"Wind" oil painting


This is a painting I did some time ago. I wanted to combine oil pastels with oils and this is the result. I worked on a black board and I tried to give the effect of a windy day.
Size: 32 x 21 cm - Price: 100 euros

Δευτέρα, 14 Ιανουαρίου 2008

A quick note

As I'm a very new blogger I did'n realized that the second image that I upload comes first to the posting. Sorry!

Rainy day paintings



Inspired from this rainy morning, I did this mixed media painting. I used my watersoluble crayons with watercolor and acrylics for the rain effect.
Size: 24 x 32 cm - Price: 60 euros
The second image is a detail from a painting I did 2 months ago (acrylics on canvas).
Just another rainy day....

Κυριακή, 13 Ιανουαρίου 2008

Tronc tree - watercolor painting


Just playing around with my brushes and colors and here it is!
A tronc tree somewhere in the forest of my mind.
It's a 13 x 12,5 cm watercolor painting on a Montval 300grm. paper.
Price 15 euros

Παρασκευή, 11 Ιανουαρίου 2008

"Lemon and pepper" - Watercolor


Today I was in a black and white mood. I was looking for an unusual composition and very strong contrast of lights and shadows. It's a pure watercolor in Canson paper of 250 grm./ 8,5 x 14,5 cm /
Price: 25 euros + shipping

Πέμπτη, 10 Ιανουαρίου 2008

"The blue pitcher" - Watercolor


Good morning!
Officially this is my first post to the daily paintings. It's a small watercolor (9,5 x 11,5 cm). I worked with Neocolor watersoluble crayons of Caran d' Ache. I like them very much because they produce a very loose and dynamic effect as well. I would like to know if somebody else is using them and your personal experience.
Thank you for passing by.
Price: 20 euros + shipping

Δευτέρα, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2008

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