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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.
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?
What are some of best winter destinations in Herzegovina? That is the questions that I plan to answer with a series of posts. To start with, I'm bringing you a bit of winter magic and taking you with me to mountain Rujiste (proper spelling Rujište, pronunciation Ruyshte) located on mountain Prenj. This mountain is only a short drive away from Mostar city, which makes it ideal for a little winter getaway.
I've always loved mountains, so when we went for a little drive and ended up here, I was ecstatic. Winter fairy tale coming my way, that's something I didn't mind at all. I'm a big fan of hiking (as some of you may know). Not that I did a lot of hiking here (I'll explain why later). Anyhow, this is a great place for visiting, whether or not you plan to hike. Just chilling or photograph taking is fine too. For me personally, there is just something about the combination of high altitude and fresh air that makes my heart sing. …
It seems that white in winter is a real trend nowadays. Nobody lives following that rule 'no white after labor day' anymore. Today I've prepared some style tips and outfit information for you, because I do believe that white can be a great way to refresh our winter style. I'll be happy if I inspire you to give white a try. Anything from a white bag to white shoes can make your winter outfits more fun. So, why not give this lovely colour a chance? Here are my five easy steps to start wearing more white in winter right now. Most of these don't even require you do any shopping as I'm sure you'll be able to find at least some of these items in your closet. Sometimes it is all about reexamining what we already have in our closets.
1. START WITH ACCESSORIES
If you find wearing white overwhelming, you can always try baby steps. Start with white shoes (super trendy right now) and/or bag and move from there. Next thing you can do is try other white accessories, su…
I did a lot of reading this January& February. I even discovered two new authors that I plan to follow more closely, so I'm really happy about that. The same thing happened last year, if I remember correctly. There is something about the start of the new year that makes me motivated to read even more. As Asimov wisely said, self-education is best education. Not that I don't believe in formal education. I've spent a lot of money and time on my formal education. I've also invested in different courses and workshops. It is always easier to study with a good teacher. As someone who has worked as a teacher, I can see many benefits of standard education. However, it is also important to work on our education ourselves because we are the ones who know ourselves best (or at least we should) so we know on what areas we should work on. The way I interpret Asimov words is not a critique of formal education, but a call for continuous education. I'm a strong believer that …