Thursday, November 28, 2013

St Michael Church in Synkavichy, Belarus

By Andre Stashinski
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 40 cm

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jaffa Walls

"Jaffa Walls" by Vanessa Stashinski
Size of painting without frame 50 x 40 cm
Size of painting with frame 55 x 45 cm
Media: oil colors on board

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Perfect Day

"The perfect day" by Vanessa
Size: 50 x 40 cm
Media: oil colors, stretched canvas

It's probably the best piece from this (2013) season of blooming trees. Pity that photo isn't good - the painting is too oily and hard to photograph. When painted in the park, the school-girls were circulating around with comments, opinions and questions. Until I proposed them to take a part in this landscape - to pose. They were very much excited and immediately run to take a place under the tree. While I painted them - the number of models grew, and then another one (at the right, sitting alone) came ... I couldn't regect :-) The teens where so happy and so proud to be there, they said "You made our day perfect!" - just cute.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Schoolgirls in park

"Schoolgirls in park" by Vanessa
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Media: oil colors

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Almost Noon

"Almost noon" by Andre
Size: 42 x 30 cm
Media: oil colors on canvas
€210, matted and framed

Saturday, November 9, 2013

In the park

 "In the park" by Vanessa
Size: 28 x 21 cm
Media: Pastel
No frame

Friday, November 8, 2013

Beit ha-Kerem, Jerusalem

"Jerusalem - Beit ha-Kerem"
by Vanessa
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Media: oil colors on canvas

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


"Waiting" by Andre
Size: 30 x 20 cm
Media: oil colors on canvas

Before harvest

"Before harvest" by Andre
Size: 19 x 14 cm
Media: oil colors on canvas
SOLD  €100 

White Canyon

"White Canyon" by Andre
Size: 20 x 15 cm
Media: oil on canvas

Road to the Sky

"Road to the Sky" by Andre
Size: 20 x 15 cm
Media: oil on canvas

Monday, November 4, 2013

At the beginning of storm

"At the beginning of storm"
by Andre
Size: 30 x 25 cm
Media: Oil on matted canvas
SOLD €150

A White Boat

"A White Boat, Jaffa Port"
by Andre
Size: 40 x 30
Media: oil on canvas

Painted in 1999

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hidden Alley

"Hidden Alley" by Vanessa
Size: 25x20cm
Media: oil colors on canvas

Friday on plain air.

Sidewalk, dressed in lilac

"Sidewalk, dressed in lilac" (1) by Vanessa
Size: 30 x 21 cm
Media: oil colors on canvas

"Sidewalk, dressed in lilac" (2) by Vanessa
Size: 24 x 17 cm
Media: Oil Colors on canvas

"Sidewalk, dressed in lilac" (3) by Andre
Size: 31 x 20 cm
Media: Oil Colors on canvas

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The picture with the story

You probably remember my "House for demolition"

and "Urban density" of Andre. The cityscapes with the house from the neighborhood.

I don't know what about you, but I feel sorry for old buildings that going to be erased. Once upon a time people were creating buildings for living, with more human proportions.

Even it was not an architectural pearl, and not historical heritage, but it was sweet and pastoral house, with messy greenery around, colorful laundry and other signs of human being. 

The building that going to grow up instead of it is completely faceless, inanimate, disproportional to the tiny surface it's going to be composed into.
Almost each modern city I know suffers these faceless neighborhoods of rational architecture, which were erected in time of big need - usually after war or other social, political or natural disaster. I have seen them in London, Rome, Florence,Vienna and Berlin, East Europe and post-Soviet area are all covered with barrack architecture. It exists also in Middle-East.
I can't help - I'm not a big fan of industrialisation.

Being back to our little house - one morning we received letter of sorry for the bother, but the house on side street will be distroyed at (date, time). We planned the day outdoors in hope to escape noise and dust of demolition. When we returned home late afternoon - the house still was there. For a while I wanted to believe that it was cancelled  for any reason. But it was only delay of one day.

Next morning heavy machines entered into the side street where we live. They jammed the road, and angry traffic immediatelly begun agressive beeping - it's the only road leading to the school.
After 8AM the pressure around the school past and they begun to erase in relaxing athmosphere. Bummmmm.... And other bummm...
Annoying sound of crumbling teeth - it's crashing tile-roof.

Cloud of dust...

The living-room

It's no house here anymore.
Nothing personal - just business.

BB backstreet

"BB backstreet" by Vanessa
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Media: oil colors on stretched canvas

Friday, November 1, 2013

Illegal Paradise

"Illegal Paradise" by Andre
Size: 50 x 35 cm
Media: oil colors

Church of Visitation, Ein Karem, Jerusalem

"Church of Visitation, Ein Karem, Jerusalem" - painted by Andre in 2001,
Size: 20x35 cm
Media: oil colors


"Thames" by Andre
Size: 30x40 cm
Oil on canvas
No frame

From London, River Thames.
August 2008.

The Path of the Zodiac

In loving memory of my dearest friend - Shlomo Tzafrir.

"The Path of the Zodiac" by Vanessa
Size: 22x29 cm
Media: Pastel