Old House in Neighbourhood

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This house stands maybe 100 meters from my own house, nobody lives there. Good example of traditional farmhouse building in this area. Only straw on the roof was replaced with eternit panels, probably in 1950s or 1960s. The whole village got modernized this way.

The picture was requested by a friend of my friend. She lived in this house as a kid, or maybe she just used to come  here to visit her grandparents; I’m not sure. Anyway the house is her family’s heritage. The lady strongly prefers to have a picture of her family house on the wall then actually live in it 🙂

Sleeping Beauty in Blue Ink

xxxbluefairytaleOne more fairytale princess. Fairytales and tea are best remedy for heavy winter. Blue and black ink, white gouache.

The Princess And the Frog

xxxfrogprincessTesting a new block of watercolor paper. Cheap product from local manufacturer. For Derwent pencils, not bad. For watercolor – well, this company is no danger to Winsor & Newton yet.

Herbs

xxxziiolaLooks like summer, doesn’t it? I was asked to paint herbs so I have checked my last years’ photos and a book about gardening and I have chosen a few plants. This is pure fantasy. Outside there’s nothing but snow.

Moomins’ Kitchen

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I suppose everybody is washing up today, now when guests are gone, so this is quite up-to-date picture. But it wasn’t made to celebrate the 1st of January, it was for A. and K. We are all Moomin fans. Let it be a good beginning of 2017.

Space Mice

xxxmicestarsMore mice.  Probably going to Mars. This is ink,  crayons and markers. Happy New Year to everyone!

Mice Sailors

xxxmicepiratesPlaying with markers and ink.

Masza And The Bear

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Fan art picture for little Lila, requested by her grannie. This is a popular show lately and grannie says it’s Lila’s favourite one. “Masza” is “Mary” in Russia. And a bear is a bear.

Gerda Meets The Witch

xxks2This also “Snow Queen” story, and also a Christmas present. This one is for Mathilda and Mathilda is seven years old, that’s why I wanted to make it sunny.