Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Painted Growler

New technique for me, looks easier but it took me much longer to paint this growler than paint everything I painted before
Hand-painted Growler

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Magnolia Glass

It's been three years... Unbelievable! Finally I am back with the new glass - "Magnolia". 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Celtic Glass - 3

After more than 1 year I am finally back with new Celtic hand-painted glass

Monday, March 25, 2013

Celtic Beer Glass - 2

I just finished second glass from Celtic beer glasses set. I like drawing Celtic knots and patterns a lot, so finished this one really quick.
All painted glass looks better when the pictures of it are made at sunny day but I cannot wait to show it.
I even have not covered it with finish yet, so it still requires some work. 
I have two more unpainted glasses in this set but I am not sure what to draw on the next one. I am choosing between dragon and just beautiful Celtic pattern. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Celtic Knot Beer Glass

After long time I finally got back to glass painting and stated to paint Celtic set. I don't know how many glasses will be in this set, two or four, at this time, but I really love drawing celtic knots. They are amazing. 
So this is first glass and it is probably the simplest. It was my first celtic knotwork. I plan much more complex picture on next one (yes, I already started to draw it). 

I missed glass painting so much that I painted it just in couple days, which is extremely fast for me. I don't have much time for my art activities so usually it takes weeks. 
Also there is always the problem for me to take pictures of my projects.  

Hope next glass will be out really soon! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lace Roll Top Desk

Finally I finished one of my longest projects - restoring roll top desk. We bought it last summer, then went vacation, then was new job, than hurricane Sandy, then moving, then...

It looked not bad from beginning but had some scratches, faded painting and other small defects. I started from sanding, then I painted with wood finish and started to draw lace. It takes tons of time to paint all these thin lines and small flowers :)

Last step - covering with water based finish. I plan to use it for all my stuff I use for handmade and painting that now stored in different places without any order. I am happy at last to have designated space for all my craft supplies.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shell in Hand-Painted Lace

I picked up this wonderful oceanic shell long time ago on our Jersey Shore. I always wanted to paint it but did not know what to draw. Marine landscape? flower patterns? ship? Nothing matched till I realized that I want to paint lace on it. Do not really know why but here it is:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hand-Painted Coffee Coffee Cup

I started to paint this cup so long time ago that I cannot even remember when. But recently I found it and decided to finish.
 What can look more in place on the coffee cup than coffee beans? So I drew mixed size beans on it and decorated the top of drawing with real coffee beans.
 Warm brown colors to add more "coffee spirit", you can almost smell it :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Travel Book - San Francisco

It's been a while since our trip to the colorful San Francisco. As soon as we got back I started to make this travel book but it has never been completed. I just had no time. As usual. After finishing my last hand painted glass I decided to finish all projects I started and postponed for some reason. So I started with this travel book. Yosemite, Giant sequoias Parks and arrival are at the beginning:

I have almost no drawing in this travel book. What I did - I put all stuff that we brought from our trip together with small additions, like writing, letters, pictures from magazines, etc.
I was really impressed by house that Winchester's widow built so here is a page about it, with a small secret:
 And here is a secret:
Couple final pages are all about San Francisco:

This time I tried to make pages with pages inside them: maps that can be opened, pockets with tickets, flipping pages and folded booklets.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hand Painted Martini Glass - Bluebird of Happiness

Sometimes it takes longer to find time to make pictures and write post than to paint a glass :).
I have finished painting of this new martini glass at least two weeks ago. The name of this glass is Bluebird of Happiness. This is second (and last) one of "Magic Birds" set (firs one is here).