Tuesday, May 20, 2014

THE BLOSSOM - 20-05-2014, Tuesday


Monday, May 19, 2014

THE BLOSSOM - 18-05-2014, Sunday

Oil on canvas 
40 x 28 cm.
© ANDRE STASHINSKI 2014
€200, unframed.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

"THE BLOSSOM" - 17-05-2014, Saturday



Afternoon with family

"Afternoon with family"
Oil on stretched canvas, 
45 x 30 cm.
© VANESSA STASHINSKI 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"THE BLOSSOM" - "Afternoon with family" - work in process

From Vanessa

So, here is a result of the 1st day .
It's almost done and only need some work on trees at the left side.


Someone passed there, when I was painting, and she said me : "Don't add anything, it's perfect!". But I felt I have to . So, after the second day of "completing the mission" it looked alike this  (below) >


Actually, I did some minor changes after it, again , thinking that it's done.
Asked my friend Jose (Jose Salvaggio - great plein air painter) for a feedback. He said "Good work, I like it, only would bright the sky". I planned to do it in the studio, but suddenly changed my plans and went back to the location (what can be better?).
So,  there are 3rd day changes .


Picture is nice indeed , but I'm a bit disappointed - it should not take 3 days of work and, I think, that the simplicity and light movement of the first step (visible in the earlier post) has gone. Need to let to oil to dry and then, after colors will get "settled", to see it again.
Cheers,
Vanessa

Friday, May 16, 2014

"THE BLOSSOM" - "Afternoon with family" - DAY 1

From Vanessa
I has begun a new painting today - not a big one, only about 45 cm at the big side. Actually it gone pretty well and I almost finished it in one day. There are some photos below that shows how it was. Hopefully I will finish (with no spoiling it !) tomorrow morning and than publish the result online. 

 
 
;-) don't show you the result, just peeping. Wait till tomorrow !


Monday, May 12, 2014

"THE BLOSSOM" - SUNDAY, 11-05-2014

From Vanessa

I didn't planned to paint today, but morning was too good to miss. So, I grabbed the easel and run to catch the blossom.

I decided to work today with limited palette (less then 10 colors, with no use of some basic, alike: red, orange and black) + single-brush, and I hoped to make it light and airy.

From the first minutes of work I considered it once again : I do NOT like this brand ("Georgian")! Colors have not enough pigment, they can't cover, they are not flexible and mix bad. White is especially annoying: thick and not elastic, hard to work with ! Please remember me do NOT buy them again ever !


Anyway, I managed it in semitransparent way,
trying to go on and keep it bright.

and here leg of my easel folded and all the stuff, include painting & palette with colors, ruined. 
OMG... But well, it was just a little damage, could be worse. 

I was so busy , fighting with bad-quality materials, that didn't took more photos of process. Just believe my confession, that this painting switched to another "direction" couple of times, and , at least twice I thought that "It's done", but didn't actually stopped painting...

Oil on canvas 
40 x 28 cm.
© VANESSA STASHINSKI 2014
€160, unframed.

Here how it comes, finally. 
Will be glad to receive your feedback, folks.

Greetings, 
Your Vanessa


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Purple Joy

 "Purple joy"
Oil on canvas.
Size: 40 x 25 cm
© VANESSA STASHINSKI 2014
€240, unframed.

Painting was almost ready when group of kids came inside "my landscape". They were running around and playing. They were speedy but I was quicker ! I painted them "inside" :-)
So, here it is.


"THE BLOSSOM" - DAY 5

Oil on canvas.
Size: 40 x 25 cm
© ANDRE STASHINSKI 2014
€240, unframed.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"THE BLOSSOM" - DAY 4

Didn't plan it so prolonged, but it happen. 
So, we continue working on it. 
Here how it looks at 4th day of work.

Vanessa
no, not satisfied  :-/ Gotta work


Andre
Almost there. In process...


Friday, May 9, 2014

"THE BLOSSOM" - DAY 3

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP

The 3rd day under Jacaranda Trees.
Last week was really crazy weather. First it got hot alike in oven, then switched into heavy rain, and, finally, today we awoke to pleasant warm day with no "special effects". 
We hoped to finish our paintings today, but didn't . So, we'll be tomorrow in same place, same hour. 
See you tomorrow in Park David (Ramat Gan) at 9am.
Cheers,
V&A

Andre

Vanessa
Worked on the same painting today and hope to finish it tomorrow. When light changed to noon I decided to paint small and sketchy painting. So I did (the photo below). 

But I wasn't completely satisfied with it and , when returned home, tried to fix a bit ...  and of course spoiled the picture. Once upon a time my dear teacher I. Glazova used to tell : " If you have a good piece in your work - do not touch it ! Keep it as it is". But sometimes I remember her words too late. Well, never mind. Tomorrow I will be there once again and could to fix this bad "fixation". Restless hands.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

"THE BLOSSOM" - DAY 2

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP
Continued to work on same paintings , not yet done. 

Andre

Vanessa

Friday, May 2, 2014

"THE BLOSSOM" - DAY 1

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP

Here it is beginning.
Excellent weather - couldn't even dream about better one !


All on the contrary today !
Vanessa is beginning with detailed under-painting sketch


Andre is beginning with no single line - only color is there ...


And then Vanessa added colors ...


... and Andre went into details !


Will be continued tomorrow ....