Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The crowd

"The crowd"
Size: 45x35 cm
Media: Oil Colors on stretched canvas

View from the side.
This painting is difficult to photograph - brush strokes are reflecting the light.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Good Year

Working Day 1

Working Day 2

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Meeting with old friend

A very pleasant meeting with friend from art college - Andrian Judro.
Gosh, it's hard to believe that almost 30 years passed.

Friday, February 22, 2013

More about money

"Hamsa, hamsa" by Andre
Size: 22 x 14 cm
Pastel on Canson paper

Thursday, February 21, 2013


"Your Majesty" by Andre
Size: 22 x 15 cm
Pastel on Canson paper

"Hamiltons" by Andre
Size: 22 x 15 cm
Pastel on Canson paper

"20,000 bunnies" by Andre
Size: 22 x 14 cm
Pastel on Canson paper

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Psalm 23 (4)"

"Psalm 23 (4)" by Andre
Size: 24 x 31 cm
Media: pastel

Even though I walk
... through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The pleasant letter

About a week ago, going through blogspot sites, we found wonderful blog of Judy Felker - C R E A T I V E    W O N D E R. Judy's blog is splashing variety of art pieces: different artists, art styles and themes, we can't describe it better then she did:
"What if we spent our time creating beautiful things, looking at all of the beautiful things created by others, and helping others to find creativity in their lives..."
"...My blog has evolved into an international showcase of contemporary art. It is hard to believe how many talented artists are out there in the world today. I would never have known about them if I hadn't started this blog."
It's beautifully not-commercial:
"... I do tend to select the art work that brings about calm feelings to the viewer and the beauty of the world. It is as if I can feel the artists' spirit in the work that I select. Several artists have told me they use my blog for inspiration. Some folks have said they use my blog to relieve stress. I hope that in some way this blog helps artists all over the world to gain recognition as well as help them to sell their work."
Being impressed and pleasured, we dropped a thank-you-letter to Judy, and in couple of days received the answer. Here it is:
Hello Vanessa and Andre,
Thank you so very much for you kind and encouraging email. I'm so very glad that you like the blog. So many artists have told me that they are using the blog for inspiration as well as to find other artists who are out there painting in the world today.

I have enjoyed looking at your blogs too. What a lovely artistic couple you are! I have selected a few of your pieces and will try to include them in my blog sometime soon. I will email you when I do. I need to get back to doing my blog on a more regular basis. I think I just did so much during the first year that I needed a break. But I think break time is over.
All the best to both of you!

Judy Felker Memphis . TN
International Contemporary Art Blog
Over 1000 Contemporary Artists

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blooming Land

"Blooming Land"
Size: 35x30cm
Media: Pastel on Canson paper, framed with glass

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Basil in bloom

 "Basil in bloom" (1) by Vanessa
Size: 19 x 28 cm
Media: Pastel

 "Basil in bloom" (2) by Vanessa
Size: 23 x 30 cm
Media: Pastel
 "Basil in bloom" (3) by Vanessa
Size: 21 x 30 cm
Media: Ink on paper

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lunch at the Borough Market (London)

 "Lunch at the Borough Market (London)" by Andre
Size: 20 x 28 cm
Media: pastel

I think I should to explain what you see here.
Here is the smart city rat that eating an apple, being hung from below on the sewer grill of Borough Market in London.

The Borough Market has a reputation as the country’s most renowned food market. It’s a place where you to come to discover the tastes, aromas, textures and colours that only fresh, seasonal food can offer.

As each market, it carefully washed at the end of working day; waste water runs through the sewer grating down, into the city drainage system. Not surprising, there is an active wild-life in the canalisation. Here is something that I have seen in real life, right in the middle of the busy road going through the market: the apple rolled away from the stand and stopped on the sewer grill. An underground citizen - the rat, had hung itself from the inside and was lunching. Lunch was lasting quite long: the rat freezed like glued to the grill, in this spiderman position, and it didn't mind neither cars that passed tight to the apple, nor people that crossed the street.

Like most of people I am not a big fan of rats, but, man, I felt such a respect to this smart and dexterous creature - bravo! My applauds!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Portrait of gypsy girl in red

Dear friends!
Pastel painting "GYPSY GIRL IN RED"
is available at a special price of  €50
for the period of Holiday Sale during March 2013.
Price held until 31st March 2013.

"Gypsy girl in red"
by Vanessa
Size: 22x29 cm

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


"SPEXY" by Vanessa
Size: 29 x 22cm

P.S. I like the sound of this abbreviation - SPEXY.
If you are not into internet slang,
you probably would ask: "What that means?"
SPEXY = "Sexy with glasses".
Cool, isn't it?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


"7/7" by Vanessa
Size:40 x 50 cm
Media: oil colors on canvas
P.S. "7/7" is just a shot from the neighbourhood (not mine area even). There is a bush of roses on the scenic background of mold wall and bearded weeds. Painted as "a compensation" for... read the story below, in yesterday post.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The resume: never delay your dreams.

Here is the srory.
This morning I began to paint near the abandoned house.
It's right "under my nose", in the neighborhood - I can see their backyard from the window.  Actually, I keep an eye on this house for years, but somehow felt uncomfortable to disturb the old lady that lived there alone. I heared from the neigbours that she was very suspicious to strangers. Anyway, she left this winter and house staid locked, waiting for demolition. Of course the new 5-floors monster will be build instead (and yes, I hate it!) but that's not the point of the story.

Last month was rainy and backyard garden turned into a rain-forest: juicy, blooming, all rustling with hidden animals. I decided to revenge for 15 years (!) of waiting and to make a plain air marathone, painting there daily during the month or so - depends of weather and status of construction site. See above - yesterday I has begun to paint the garden. It's difficult task - garden was overloaded with intertwining, climbing and wet rotting greenery. In 4 hours I complete about half of painting - then day light passed and I returned home. I was full of good spirits about this painting marathone and prepared to run few pictures parallely, switching between them in changing light conditions.

Got up early today and quickly got ready to go.
And then ...
... walls of my apartment begun to vibrate, like it was an earthquake.
Used to life in seismic zone, I really hoped it's just an earthquake and it took additional couple of minutes when I thoughtfully eyed the dining table's legs disperse to the sides. Then my hearing switched on and "... what the hell is this terrible noise?" - I said. I still didn't picture it. With "what the hell" I opened the window and received a hit of dense gray dust directly to my face.

Oh no-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!

They crashed "my painting camp" to pieces, into dust, they broke my plans and made the picture forever parentless. Gosh.. the long-term dream was ruined.

Please, don't tell: "I wish it will be my worst trouble", cause I was really upset to tears.
Now I calmed down a little, but I still don't know what to do with this half-made picture. Painting is good and pity to let it down or destroy. It's too complex and not possible to complete it with no natural enviroment.

The doubt.

Friday, February 1, 2013


"Siamese" by Andre
Made of avocado seed.
Size: apprx 3 cm