Whyte Avenue Art Walk 2018

Whyte Avenue Art Walk 2018

The 3-day Whyte Avenue Art Walk is over.  Despite the challenging weather, extremely heat, frequent rain and a wicked lightening, many people visited my booth – a lot from last year, too!  Thank you so much for your warm support and a lot of...
Whyte Avenue Art Walk 2018

Whyte Avenue Art Walk 2018

This famous annual big event “Whyte Avenue Art Walk” is just around the corner! Date:  July 6 – 8 (Friday-Sunday) Time:  10am-5pm I will be in the McIntyre Park, near the gazebo.  Hope to see you...
Peacock Beauty – charcoal and calligraphy

Peacock Beauty – charcoal and calligraphy

As I often go to a live model drawing session, it is impossible to find a model without any tattoos, regardless of gender, age and nationality and personally, I would not include tattoos into my drawings.  This specific model had a peacock tattoo in her arm and I...
Flower Painting Workshop

Flower Painting Workshop

This month, I took a one day workshop with Oksana Zhelisko to paint flowers from live.  I love flowers, but I had been avoiding painting them.  Therefore, it was my first time to paint them, also to use a round canvas.  Since no ideal cutting flowers were available...
Charcoal Drawing – Portrait

Charcoal Drawing – Portrait

Starting from this spring, I am so into drawing – going back to the basic.  Drawing is the stepping stone to painting – I regretted that I have been avoiding to get really serious about it.  A 10-week long drawing course made a huge difference! Here is a...
My recent passion – Soft Pastel

My recent passion – Soft Pastel

This month, I started to take a Soft Pastel Portrait Workshop – 4 classes every week.  I have never tried this medium and I had no idea how I would react to it.  I love charcoal, so I assumed I would do ok, but BOY!  This is crazily amazing and I LOVE it,...
A portrait painting as a wedding gift

A portrait painting as a wedding gift

My sweet friend is going to get married this summer and I have decided to paint the couple as a gift.  I got a few photos of them, but none of them was perfect as it was – one person out of focus or closing eyes, etc. so took the best look of each person from...
Harcourt House Gallery Show Opening

Harcourt House Gallery Show Opening

As of today, June 2, 2018 until July 14th, Hartcourt House located in downtown Edmonton has opened its members’ show and two of my paintings were chosen to be displayed.  it was a beautiful day and many people came to celebrate the Opening Day.  What a spacious,...