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Watercolour & Oil Paintings: My Art Lately

Today I'm sharing two relatively new paintings with you. The one on the right (the lady with green hair) was a bit of an experiment. I was trying something new with watercolours, trying to free style it, I guess. I do a lot of portrait paintings, but I don't do them with watercolour that often. I'm not sure about this one to be honest, but I do like the colours.  How do you like it? Do you think I should try to make another one like this one? I do want to make more time for watercolour portraits, but I have so many art projects, it is hard for me to find time for everything.

 The other painting (the one on the right) is a quick fashion illustration  of a blue swimsuit that reminds me of this watercolour painting of mine. Perhaps I'm repeating myself a bit? I just realized that I have quite a few illustrations of blue swimsuits. It would be fun to dig into this subject a bit more. We'll see. Lately I've been working mostly with acrylic paints, but I might do some watercolour paintings. Do you have a preference when it comes to a medium? I can't say that I do. If I had to pick only one, I would go for oil paints, because (for me personally) they have that extra special something, but I love exploring different mediums. 

Watercolour & Oil Paintings: My Art Lately

#modaodaradosti girl with green hair

cosmic girl #modaodaradosti

Watercolour & Oil Paintings: My Art Lately

Watercolour Paintings: My Art Lately girl with long red hair

Watercolour Paintings: My Art Lately

Finally, there is  another portrait painting I want to share today. While I was browsing through my art collection, I came across another redhead. The medium for this one is oil paint on cardboard. It's been a while since I last painted with oil, I can't wait to get into it again. I love how this painting turned out, so as you can imagine, I'm pretty happy about not losing it during my move last year. I was kind of worried I did but as you can see I found it again. I'm not sure have I shared it before, perhaps I did, perhaps I didn't.  Anyway, that would be all for today. I have a lot of new art waiting to be shared, but I thought I'll shared these first. How was your weekend? Are you looking forward to the new week?

Oil Painting: My Art Lately #redhead

Watercolour & Oil Paintings: My Art Lately



  1. I think watercolour is tricky to play around with, mind you I've zero skills with art but I think you should do more water-colour paintings. You could only get better, right? xx

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  2. Thanks a lot :D

    OMG super cool result! you are so talented!!!

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  3. Mi piacciono tutti ma devo dire che quella con i capelli verdi è la mia preferita, hai mixato bene i colori!

  4. The watercolour portrait looks lovely! I really like the colors you used. They have a really fresh summery vibe. You should create more if you're inspired. It sounds like you have many types of art projects lined up already :)

  5. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

  6. Come al solito non posso che farti i complimenti per la tua bravura Ivana, migliori tanto e velocemente!
    Le prime due illustrazioni sono molto originali, ma il terzo ritrattto è quello che preferisco, ha dei colori bellissimi e degli occhi molto espressivi!

  7. I really like the right one, it looks a bit like a fashion sketch. Great job! :)

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  8. Wow you are very creative
    I wish i can paint like this too

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  9. Amazing post, dear!
    A big hello from Germany!
    Hugs ♥

  10. I love seeing your experiment Ivana, it must be so much fun to let your imagination run away with you! For obvious reasons, I love the illustration that features the extra long hair the most, haha ;) I hope you're having a great start to the week so far! x

  11. Wow your paintings are always amazing
    But I love the fact that you grow and gain experience.
    Seeing your xperiments is so lovely.

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  12. Dear Ivana, I like your painting with the water colours! Amazing how this woman looks with the green hair! And now I'm looking forward to see a series from you with blue swimsuits as I love the painting you show here with this garment.
    I really understand you are happy you didn't loose the amazing 3rd painting as it is wonderful and perfect.
    Have a wonderful week!
    xx Rena

  13. You have such an amazing talent Ivana!! I always love seeing your creations like this!!

  14. Your watercolor free style paintings are so alive and vibrant. I really enjoy how the colors come alive. I hope you will do more paintings using this medium or even mix it up with the acrylics and oil paintings. Colors really open up my visual space and inspire it even though at times I can appreciate something minimalist such as your mascara art that I quite like very much :D


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