Wizard Of Oz – illustrate a book – Workshop

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illustration ruby slippers
Detailed images are in the Gallery HERE

The last workshop in the local library for this season was devoted to Wizard Of Oz book and movie. It was hard to separate the written story from the video version of it. For example, Dorothy had Silver Slippers in the book and Ruby Slippers in the movie. Scarecrow received a Diploma from Wizard of Oz;  but in the book he actually received a bag of bran with pins and needles. And Cowardly Lion got a potion of Courage in the book while in the movie he got a medal.
I taught kids about a Still Life by cutting a few objects from the Wizard Of Oz story and combining them into a visual still life:
Then I painted the actual still life on a paper, and  put it together:
We also had some “guests” who was watching us painting: my friend landed us a Wizard of Oz Barbie Doll collection:
Kids and I had a blast. We not only painted this time, we learned how to draw, how to place the images on a paper, make some important decisions on composition. The paintings turned out bright and creative:
Even Moms this time wanted to paint; and, I have to honestly tell you they did good and I saw they enjoyed every second of it :0)
Ruby Slippers painting:
Artwork from Wizard Of Oz in interior decor
Ruby Slippers Painting in interior decor
The painting print is available HERE
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Botanical Impressionism On Baby Blue

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painted cards


My Botanical Impressionism series is continuing; and, now I feel like going to a Baby Blue mood. It started with painting on handmade paper when I created a few little handmade watercolor cards. 
I placed one card against a blue canvas and instantly fell in love  with the idea:
a handmade paper edges with the baby-blue canvas bring somewhat vintage feeling into the artwork. Yet the flowers, that are painted spontaneously, give a good impressionistic feeling.

Here are a few more recent designs:
Botanical Card
Botanical Impressionism
Watercolor Cards
A true burst of flowers is now in the Decor Gallery : tulips, daisies, daffodils, and many others! Yet it still growing just like a good gardener is using water to grow his plants, I use the watercolor and imagination to “grow” my watercolor flower bouquets.
:0)

Red Hat Goes To A Tea Party

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Vintage China Antique Dolly
SOLD
(prints are available HERE)
This still life was created from several antique objects. The lovely china is from 1921. It was made in Bavaria, then one family from Russia purchased it and later on they brought it to America. The doll is from 50s. I borrowed it from my friend for the still life set. And the quilt on the background is made by my husbands great grandmother long long time ago when they did do each stitch by hand. 
I love the vintage feeling of the sweet coffee cups. It was a challenge though to paint them white-on-white (white cups against a light quilt’s background, but I kept it that way to bring a light to this art work):
orchid teacup
The most fun I had of course when painting polka-dotted Redhead Red Hat Girl. This lady really knew when to come for a tea party. Though she was waiting in the box for half century for that.
Red Hat
I’v even created a few designs with cards to celebrate the Old Times with the sweet messages:
greeting
Happy Birthday Celebration
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Top 20 – Art For Kids

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This year I created a new gallery Art For Kids on my Fine Art America website. And it is so nice to admit that my work was noticed by FAA art community; and I made into Top 20 artist in the 
Here are just a few recent designs from this gallery (more to come): 

It was fun to PLAY with letters. And, my ambition for the next year is to set up whole alphabet from my paintings. So far only 15 letters are created. I am going to post them on my new blog Art For Kids Room soon.


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Nursery Series – Dogtor & Firedog

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Detailed Image: HERE

Detailed Image: HERE

These two additions to my Nursery Series are going to be hung in one boys room. The baby is due in October, but his parents are already decorating his room. Mom and Dad have two cute little dogs: a boy and a girl. Mom works as a paramedic and a future Dad is a firefighter. I thought it would be great to dress one of the dog as a Dogtor, and another as a FireDog.. A little boy will learn from his first days of his life about such needed and important professions :0)
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10″x8″ Watercolor Paintings – Art for Kids Series

In Every Piece Of My Art
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