Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Mask

The Mask - 22x29 cm Mixed media (print, ink and water colour) on paper
Time for some experimenting ... and some old techniques!  It is always inspiring to start something new (new technique, new sketchbook, new pens or pencils) and it is also always comforting to use an old way of working. So today I did both at the same time. Experimenting with my printer (it must be somehow more useful in my paintings...) and worked in one of my old favourite techniques: Water colour.... and :  Liked it :)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Centaur

Centaur Sketch on recycled paper 35x35 cm
When I haven't painted or drawn for a while, the start is always a little tricky, starting with the 'famous question' WHAT to paint or draw. When you are in the flow of drawing or painting, things move naturally, in my case mostly with a theme (Red Riding Hood for example) .... But after a long break, it seems even strange to think about the 'WHAT'
It seems, that I like to restart the process  with a small sketch, and then bigger drawings... and moving slowly to painting. And it seems I always go back to old themes and inspirations, like the Greek Mythology. Once I am back to 'real painting' I like to start to paint bottles or faces.... The theme then seems to be of no importance, but more to be understood as a 'warm up' and a remembering how to hold that brush :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas !


Merry Christmas - Frohe Weihnachten - Καλά Χριστούγεννα - Joyeux Noël - Buon Natale 
to everybody and thank you for all your support in 2014 ... even I haven't posted so very regularly as I should , I still am always very happy to read your beautiful comments ! I wish you all a wonderful Christmas time with friends and family !



Christmas Goat - Mixed media on collage

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Goat

Today a different sort of portrait.... I have always been fascinated by goats, maybe because they remind me so much of Greece (and the donkey of course !).
When I saw those beautiful goat portraits from Kevin Horan, I got inspired to do some painting! It had been a while again....

Blondie - Mixed media on recycled and collaged paper. 29x41cm

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

' Volcano'

'Volacano' Water colour on paper 21x29cm


I know it is totally different from what I am painting normally, though I always have water colour close to me, as I often start my paintings with watercolour. This work is abstract because I painted it mainly for a fabric competition…. and I would so love to have those colours on a beautiful silk ….. and YES it IS even a pattern repeat ... But at the end, I submitted another one :)