Sunday, December 30, 2018

Moonlight 99


oil on stretched canvas painted around its sides - 8.4" x 5.9" (21 cm x 14.5 cm)

It's the first romantic fantasy I've ever done.  A snail on a branch watching the full moon into the night.  The moon is huge according to the snail, the night is quiet and smells grass and loneliness.  The snail is fascinated by the mesmerizing power of the moon on him and absorbs the moment in quiet stillness.  I just love it!

If interested, check HERE!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Cherry 98


oil on canvas panel - 6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm)

One single cherry hangs in the air in a plain green background.  The very red cherry and the very green background just clicked in me.  Simple yet lovely.  I really want to eat this juicy cherry...

If interested, check HERE!

Monday, December 24, 2018

In the middle 97


oil on stretched canvas - 8.4" x 5.9" (21 cm x 14.5 cm)

I wanted to paint this small painting for a long time.  The yellows are my favorites and going into the flower made it abstract in some way.  It's like diving in a sea of sunlight.  It rests the eye and makes me happy.  The colors are brighter than they look in the photo.

If interested, check HERE!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Orange rose 96


oil on stretched canvas 
9.6" x 7.1" (24 cm x 18 cm)

A very orange rose on stretched canvas painted all around its sides, petal rolling.  I love the lower to the right one.

Interested?  Check HERE!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Abstract flower 95


16" x 12" (40 cm x 30 cm) - oil on stretched canvas painted around its sides

After many florals, an abstract one.  I love going inside the microcosm and paint flower close ups and insects.  This one touched an other parallel universe of florals. :)

If interested, check HERE!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Dancing petals 94


40" x 26" (100 cm x 65 cm) - oil on canvas
Part of a flower with subtle bluegreys and oranges.  I mostly see it as an abstact sea of petals.  One of my favourite paintings.

If interested, let me know at konstantiakarletsa@gmail.com. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Pink flowers 93


24" x 12" (60 cm x 30 cm) - oil on canvas
Two pink flowers, one on top of the other, none of them whole.  I am still mesmerized by the petals and the shadows.

If interested, let me know at konstantiakarletsa@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Flower game 92


16" x 12" (40 cm x 30 cm) oil on canvas 
Ref. my own photo
A game between red and white with a glimse of yellow.  I don't know the name of the flower but I loved the way the light falls on it and the subtle shadows.

If interested let me know at konstantiakarletsa@gmail.com. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fruit ladybug 91


oil on canvas panel
10.2" x 7.2" (25.7 cm x 18.2 cm)

A ladybug checking its fruit or just standing on it to admire the view of the rest of its world.  It's a colorful painting that makes the eye happy.  The original is a lot better than the photo.

Check my painting HERE.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Inside 90


oil on canvas panel
6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm)

Microcosm inspires and thrills me.  In my imagination whole worlds inhabit inside the very small that deserves our attention and admiration.  I've painted a lot of flower close up paintings.  This one with the curling petal is one of my favorites.

Check my painting HERE.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ladybug cocooning 89


oil on canvas panel
10.2" x 7.2" (25.7 cm x 18.2 cm)

As everybody knows about me, I love ladybugs.  This insect conquers many of my small paintings just because.  When I saw this photo, I just had to paint it.  I couldn't live without hugging in a painting this couple of ladybugs that cocoon in a dried leaf.

Check my painting HERE.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

White flower 88


oil on canvas panel
6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm)

Simple and delicate.  I don't remember when I took this photo but I like the simplicity that just makes me want to stare at it.

Check my painting HERE.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Pink in green 87


oil on canvas 
8" x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm)

I took the photo last summer from a tree just under my home.  I was walking by every day and the flowers were calling me.  When I did, I took a lot of photos - this is based on one of them.  I may paint more of them.

Check my painting HERE.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pink drop 86


oil on canvas panel
7.2" x 10.3" (18.2 cm x 25.7 cm)

A pink flower in green.  The petals are curling and I just love it.

Check my painting HERE.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Cloud shadow 85


soft pastel on Fabriano 200g pastel paper
8.5" x 12" (21 cm x 29.7 cm)

It's the pastel study on a photo I took last summer.  There is much intense at the ground and even more at the sky where clouds seem interesting while they move leaving traveling shadows. 

Check my painting HERE.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tranquility 84


oil on canvas panel
6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm)

It's the oil study of a photo I took last summer.  When I see it, I feel relaxed and warm.

Check my painting HERE.

Monday, July 31, 2017

pink 83


10" x 7" (25.7 x 18.2 cm) - oil on canvas panel
It was one of the paintings that take a long time to finish.  Going back and forwards till the image itself decided it was ok to stop.  I am happy with the result though.

SOLD

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

open rose 82


10" x 7" (25 x 17.5 cm) - oil on canvas panel
It comes out of a black background, a yellowish rose with fine details.  I bet you can smell it!
Check my painting HERE.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

feeding time 81


8" x 8" (20 x 20 cm) - oil on canvas panel
For an insect lover like me it's been a long time to paint an other bee.  I mostly like the combination of orange-blue that, in my opinion, adds interest in a bee's feeding story.
Check my painting HERE.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lily 80


6" x 6" (15 x 15 cm) - oil on canvas panel
Me and colors have a long story.  Whenever I try to make it simple, colors just pop up and conquer the world! I will keep trying... (or not!)
Check my painting HERE.