Abstract Forest

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In the months of September and October I have been away from home for a good half of the month. A dozen of these days was in the forest, woods, mountains of Northern California. I took, so to speak, a business art-trips there while camping with my family. Each time we went to the forest, I would be taking a set of paint and brushes; and, I created all day long thinking of new designs and new illustrations. Our house-on-wheels is quite comfortable for me to paint. It has a large dining room and a table where I can create. I call it My Art Studio On Wheels. 

Being in the woods and painting in my mobile art studio gave me a great idea to bring the Forest into the interior of a house, to deliver the Nature into a home of the art collectors. 

And that how my Abstract Forest series has been started. So far, I created Fall Abstract Forest and Winter Frozen Forest. But there are two more seasons and many other forest designs are ahead. 
watercolor landscape
I have even posted a black and white illustration on my website, which is created in a special, PNG, format and allows the customers to play with the colors of the background. They can choose all available colors and just watch how the forest obtains a different feeling to it:







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Briones Park, California – Plein-Air Painting

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Plein-Air painting day turned out to be a very nice and warm one. Besides the temperature 70 plus, the skies were blue and clear; and, a gentle breeze protected us from the heat. Briones Park is hidden between Martinez hills. Just a few minutes drive from my home and we were introduced to a wild nature, small cute farms with stables where horses were grazing on the dry grass waiting for a nice ride. 
CWA group of artists did their very best to capture the beginning of California Fall:
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Original Watercolor Briones Park is 16″x20″ 300lb Arches Paper
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My Impressionistic Autumn

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As the Fall knocking the door already, I got in the Autumn mood and grabbed my brush. Here I want to share a couple of Impressionistic style paintings.
The first one is actually a segment of a larger painting:
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This is the view from the window of my Fall painting where I mix a still life with the landscape. The still life will be very realistic, detailed; yet, the landscape is mostly done in wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry… just like The Nature welcomes us with Autumn rains and dry gusty winds. I’ll be posting the final result in the next post.
Another painting was an inspiration and experimentation. And it is always a story coming around:
See this painting and its variations in my New Gallery Seasons
My artist-friend Vera Lysenko and I love the art of one wonderful Russian painter Konstantin Vasiliev whose short but extremely productive life produced more than 400 gorgeous paintings. Vera and I were discussing his painting about Fall; and, she asked me to paint a piece similar in expression for her. And even though Vasiliev was following more realistic symbolism shell I say; I decided to paint Fall forest in Impressionistic format using new for me techniques. First I painted all wet on wet with splashes of yellow, orange, and sepia. Then, I grabbed the brush and started splattering the “leaves” all over the artwork (the surrounding area also suffered for art: my computer display, desk, floor. Oh Well!). And when the painting was completed, I covered it with the thin layer of Acrylic Polymer that my friend can place it on a wall without framing (I fixed the painting with Auquarelle Fixative before applying the polymer). All of that made a very decorative colorful ready-to-give gift.
That’s how one realistic artist and one wonderful friend can trigger an impressionistic idea in another artist.
I found a short movie-presentation of Vasiliev art, if you are interested click below: you will have a delighted visual and musical experience:
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