Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Blue Mountains - oil on canvas - 24x18"

Color and clouds, is how I would describe this painting. Clouds give me so much freedom and they are so playful and fun. But color can be so powerful and so much emotion. I chose dramatic blue complemented with soothing yellows and ochres.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Alone - oil on panel - 12x16"

After reading book Girl on the Train, I had a haunting image on my mind. I wanted to express the disorienting confusion and sense of abandonment that the book left me with.  I used technique, I usually use for my underpaintings. I dripped varnish over my almost finished painting. It allowed me to create a rainy landscape with the girl undecidedly standing there without knowing what the next step is.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Walk - oil on canvas - 20x20"

February is coming and I would like to enter an art competition in Pacific Art League. The theme for the show is LOVE. So here I go. I love the seaside scenes and dramatic clouds, clouds that you see over the Pacific. I did my usual under paint and after that had fun with blues and whites, there are some other colors too, but blue and white with little touch of purple here and there make me really happy. I was born in landlocked country, but I always loved ocean and sea. The couple is quietly walkino and listening to the waves. My kind of walk :)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas Ornaments - oil on canvas

In the Art Center where is my studio we decorated our Christmas tree with paintings. Here are my contributions.
I wanted to do one winter scene to remember winter back home in Czech,
one painting is my favorite ocean in California and
the last is to show how much I love all the people that are part of my life.