05 September 2013

Back to Summer

Back to school?
If you ask me, I would choose summer.
And I can. At least virtually. That is my main reason to share this painting today.




 oil painting on gessoboard 
 5.9  x 8.6 in (No.82) 

      SOLD

27 August 2013

Paprikas - still life, oil painting

If you are a tourist in our small country (Hungary),  the first and most important thing you meet on your first day in Budapest  is paprika.
So I became a tourist on the fresh market as I saw these wonderful and fresh, hot paprikas. And it was obvious that I needed to paint my paprikas' version freshly.




 oil painting on stretched block canvas, 380 gsm, 100% cotton, 
and extra thick (1.77 in wide), black on the side,
ready to hang on
 7.9 x 7.9 in (No.81) 

24 August 2013

Pear Friendship - small still life

Some likeliness, yes that is what you need for a good, working friendship... some likeliness. So these pears made friendship at first sight... and their new glassy friend is a new chapter in friendship.

I have to tell you, that painting this glassy friend... well, it's not an easy task.



 oil painting on stretched block canvas, 380 gsm, 100% cotton, 
and extra thick (1.77 in wide), black on the side,
ready to hang on
 7.9 x 7.9 in (No.80) 

    SOLD

22 August 2013

Kendlimajor - landscape painting


There is a small road right across the Kendlimajor Art School at Kisrécse, Hungary. 
This road leads to a different world, an artistic one. Such a nice and refreshing one.
And their workshop by Tamás Mág is a unique opportunity to find inspiration and technique of landscape painting. His a specialist of palette knife technique. 



 oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.79) 

      SOLD



There is one more painting to share.
Small Cellars


SOLD

21 August 2013

Two Ways - flowers, still life in oil

Both came from the same backgrounds ... 
and still two different worlds... 
Two ways.

A small piece of glass made those double shadows. 


oil painting on stretched block canvas, 380 gsm, 100% cotton, 
and extra thick (1.77 in wide), black on the side,
ready to hang on
 7.9 x 7.9 in (No.78) 


17 August 2013

Partners in Crime - Sunflower Oil Painting

Partners in crime - still life, oil painting

Choosing a trustworthy partner... well... that is not the easiest thing on Earth. 
And choosing a partner for a still life, it is also challenging.



oil painting on stretched block canvas, 380 gsm, 100% cotton, 
and extra thick (1.77 in wide), black on the side,
ready to hang on
 7.9 x 7.9 in (No.77) 

SOLD


14 August 2013

Hey Tomato, You Do The Dishes!

The youngest do the dishes. in my family. This is the case. 
And when I do the dishes I am the youngest. What a funny maths it is. 

So today I set up a new rule: Hey Tomato, you do the dishes!
The pig is not to be trusted.



 oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.76) 

      SOLD

12 August 2013

Fight


A game is the most serious thing in the world. 
You know how it is... that fight or flight type. 
You just can NOT loose. 
And if you loose as it is predictable sometimes, 
you show your true manner. 
That is the pot. 


 oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.75) 

     SOLD



09 August 2013

Lemonfresh - still life

In Europe we have this extreme hot weather. So what can I do? I paint a fresh painting... a lemonfresh... and I hope for the best.

small painting 


oil painting on stretched block canvas, 380 gsm, 100% cotton, 
and extra thick (1.77 in wide), black on the side,
ready to hang on
 7.9 x 7.9 in (No.74) 

 SOLD

05 August 2013

Christmas Tree in August

In the middle of summer, it is good to think about Christmas... 
At least it is my first thought as I see this scene. This week as days are so hot,  temperature is way above average and way above 100 years' highs, it' s a nice thing to paint shadows... shadows of a wannabe Christmas Tree. 







                           oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.73) 
                           SOLD

03 August 2013

Electric Grapefruits

Electricity... wow, after so many years I am still wondering, even if  I am not the one who remembers when the first electric light bulbs were lit. 
And those type of bulbs are out of date. So If want to paint one I have to chase one, like old those old charcoal type irons. Yes, this light bulb is an old one. 




oil on stretched block canvas, 380 gsm, 100% cotton, 
and extra thick (1.77 in wide), black on the side,
ready to hang on
 7.9 x 7.9 in (No.72) 


30 July 2013

Pepper Party and Calendulas Shadows

I couldn't leave these lovely peppers alone. They've got new friends... calendulas.
That curly shadow in the right corner... that was exciting.
As I paint more and more, I can experiment that shadows are so important for me. If I go further this direction it may be that a whole composition would be on shadows only...


oil on stretched block canvas, 380 gsm, 100% cotton, 
and extra thick (1.77 in wide), black on the side,
ready to hang on
 7.9 x 7.9 in (No.71) 

22 July 2013

Hot colors

Look at these hot peppers... and those 3 different shades of green...
I wonder if hotness is so different as you taste them... or not?



oil on stretched block canvas, 380 gsm, 100% cotton, 
and extra thick (1.77 in wide), black on the side,
ready to hang on
 7.9 x 7.9 in (No.70) 

SOLD

05 July 2013

Weeds? Flowers?


In my country these are weeds. No question.  But I like them. 
I like them so much that I put some in a vase as they were real flowers. 
May be... if they were treated like real flowers in my garden... they would grow big like real flowers...
May be... might be... 


oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.69) 
SOLD

29 June 2013

A Snip - still life in oil


If I got a pair of scissors I would snip... anything. Yes, that's right... like children.
Anything in this case is a piece of weed. I love the small flowers. Beside any expectation this tiny pece of weed is a long lasting one. 
May be... I could love them better ( I mean I wouldn't kill them as weed) may be flowers would grow double size... 
Well, it is just a dream... weeds are weeds, aren't they? 



oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.68) 

26 June 2013

Reds on red - oil painting, tomatoes, brush, coffee cup


Reds on red. This painting couldn't be more red... 
My experiment was how far  I can push the quantity of red on a painting.
And finally my never ever used fancy brush got a function.  
It is weird a bit that I used it for its bright blueness and still never used as a brush.



oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.67) 

24 June 2013

Roses -small still life


Experiment with roses. I have been in rose painting mood, but  I couldn't find 'the' composition that is mine. 
As I am drawn to paint strong lights and shadows, my experiment ended up a waterless composition. 
May be that these roses don't get water, hopefully I conserved their beauty other way.
I risk ... strong shadows... unusual composition...  What do you think? 


   oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.66) 

 SOLD

20 June 2013

Tower - still life, oil painting

Melontower and Strawberrytop.

If I were a fancy foodblogger or candidate in a cooking show, this would be my entry. Oh, not much cooking, that is right. But I love colors. Beautiful reds on red. Who can overtop this simple beauty?



   oil on gessoboard, 15x15 cm, 12x12 in (No.65) 
SOLD

16 June 2013

See-through 1.

It is so much fun to touch, feel, wear see-trough fabrics. And I realized how much fun to paint them. Normally I paint on panels, but this time I painted on linen. Well, it is fun the see-through fabric and  struggle to paint on this surface, gesso doesn't help much...
May be I am snobbish... 'linen is so hard for me', silk is my favorite.
And to have a photo... well... it is not the best one, you have to see-through.
No matter what, I wanted to share.


   oil on gessoboard, 30x30 cm, 12x12 in (No.63) 
NFS

12 June 2013

Sunbathing - dog painting

Have you seen small creatures bathing in the sun lately?
First phase is sitting and looking clever and alert.
It takes a minute or so.
Next phase is looking tired and laying down a bit. 30 sec.
And then the Big Relaxation.

Sunbathing First Minute 


   oil on gessoboard, 15x15 cm, 6x6 in (No.62) 



SOLD

Jaz Belvedere - Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, summer night


Holiday, holiday. 
So the feeling is this: lovely breeze, smell of the sea, starry night, swaying palm trees. 
Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, Jaz Belvedere






   oil on gessoboard, 15x15 cm, 6x6 in (No.61) 


08 June 2013

Poppies in June

June. Red poppy-fields are nearby. I haven't seen so many, full of red, red poppies. They feather softly in the wind. Their redness are dissolved by some yellow and white and purple flower-islands. And if you lean on them there are small petals like wings in the wind. The whole view is a poem itself.



 Poppies in June


   oil on gessoboard, 15x15 cm, 6x6 in (No.58) 


SOLD 

06 June 2013

Cautious Portrait - oil painting


Painting a portrait is not the easiest task on the planet. 
Human eye and mind combination are so precise and 
delicate together that just a small nuance
and the likeliness is over. 
So much contemplation and more practice that I need. 
Tell me, if you have a quicker version to get likeliness.

    oil on gessoboard, 15x15 cm, 6x6 in (No.60) 

nfs

02 June 2013

Small Balaton - oil, painting

In my small county we have a lake called Balaton. It is officially (scientifically)  not even a lake because it is too shallow. But: for us it is so precious like ocean for others. 
There is a much smaller corner by the lake just a few kilometers from Balatonszemes, I don't even know the name of it. It is just a small waterside and full of life. I mean really full of life, birds and bugs and grasses and trees, and the noise of the whole world. 
This painting is born from my love of  this small piece of world.







                                oil on gessoboard, 15x15 cm, 6x6 in (No.57) 

                           SOLD

30 May 2013

Camera Shy - dog painting


This is a friend of mine from real world. She is a furry-4-legged friend, and I don't know  why, she is camera shy. May be the lens of the camera are too big, I guess. Anyway, even her clever eyes shine through or not, she is a cute one. 


oil on gessoboard, 15x15 cm, 6x6 in (No.59) 

 SOLD