Time of Blooming Trees

xxmaybloomThis spring’s been so cold that trees are 3 weeks late to bloom, and farmers already have started to fight for financial compensation from government. Even though theirĀ  “lost harvest” doesn’t exist yet. Reasonable people. Everybody knows government is slow. But now it happened, at last. Trees are blooming.

This is Liquitex watercolor (crimson, emerald green, yellow) and white gouache on tinted watercolor paper. Yes, I have found tinted watercolor paper lately! It can be bought in several shades; blue, gray, yellow… This one is yellow. The well-lit upper surface of the flower in top left corner, this is true color of the paper. No paint here.

Spring

xxxspringSpring, the new beginning! This is a little picture inspired by Sharpened Edge May’s challenge: “Why I love Spring”. The little twist here is that my Spring is not a young beautiful girl. Spring comes every year as long as the planet is revolving around the sun, so why should she be so very young! I think a nice Grandma is more likely.

Moomins’ Treasure Hunt

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A little free time picture in gouache and ink. Moomin family organized a treasure hunt the day when they had sailed away to have a picnic on the beach, and this is what Moomintroll had found… he fell in love with wooden maid’s eyes and it caused some complications.

Easter Hybrids

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Most popular Easter motifs are bunnies, chickens and eggs; here you can see all in one. Happy Easter to everyone!

Gnome Miniaturist

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Some Easter egg patterns are so intricate, that they are surely not painted by humans, don’t you think so? My first Easter picture this year. Gouache + Liquitex bottled watercolor. I have turned the camera on, so the painting process is probably going to be on YouTube soon. This is my recent New Year resolution: not to neglect my YT channel! (My other resoultions are: loose 3 kilograms and run a sketchbook daily, not every now and then. I’m not doing too well with neither of these tasks).

Joy of Ride

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This is the famous frog from “Wind in the Willows”. True mixed media picture. It’s easier to say what is NOT used here: no oil paints for sure, since I do not own any.

Talking to Red Queen

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One more round Alice picture… This is the Chess Queen from the second book, not the blood-thirsty Queen of Hearts.

Ivy Fairy

xxxIvyFairy

Mixed media drawing, a bit of everything but mostly Liquitex inks and pencils.

Snowdrops

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Watercolor picture based on a photo by Daykiney from DeviantArt. No real snowdrops here; too cold… Situation may change in a week or two. Things are going in right direction.