Artist Blossoms

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impressoinism in watercolor
Artist’s development is usually seen in his or her paintings. Throughout the years one can notice how an artist blossoms.
I’ve recently looked at my paintings of blossoms and clearly so that tendency.
Above painting of Cherry Blossoms was painted when I was around nine years old. Thanks to my dad he saved that watercolor to show me now.
I like that art piece. It has some sort of minimalistic and Impressionistic characteristics. Simple, sweet, and straight forward.
Later on, I became interested in details.
The next blossoms painted decades and decades later, show more realistic approach.

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realism in watercolor
The play of contrast of white of the flower against a dark background in Apricot Blossom painting:
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And finally, my favorite this days, the Oleander Blossoms, where I painted white of the flower using multiple washes of light yellow, pink and violet:
realism in watercolor
I can say that as an artist, I was blossoming with my blossoms, working on the techniques and trying to bring out the beauty of each flower.


It’s Pouring Towels & Cherries

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After selling my favorite Cherries in the Bowl painting I got so obsessed with cherries last week that I started painting them again and again like crazy. Using the same reference photo, I’ve decided to imagine different positions of cherries and different surfaces (such kitchen towels patterns etc). When I was less experienced artist I thought the cherries is hardest berry to paint. It turned out that after painting your 100th cherry; you are becoming a pretty proficient in catching the highlights, color depth, and reflection of the surface.

Try it! It is so much fun 🙂 Here is a little trick for the artists: for the highlights I’ve first used masking fluid, then dabbed with slightly wet Q-tip and when surface was dry I’ve grabbed the razor blade and scratched the area around the highlight to give a better berry-skin look to a cherry…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
These three cherry paintings are some of my Affordable Art collection that I’ve placed on Etsy.com. I love the recent article of one of the artists that pointed out the importance and a beauty of the afford-ability of art.
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4″x6″ and 5″x7″ Winsor & Newton Watercolor on 140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper