Marina Movshina's Painting, Projects, Ideas, Art

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Still Life with Roses and a Basket

The roses are still blooming so I'm still painting them.  This is an 8"x6" painting on canvas panel.

At Auction on eBay

Caston Ballet Scholarship Benefit

I did two paintings ( one 16"x20", the other 20"x16") for the Caston Ballet Scholarship Benefit Auction. The auction is this Friday night, October 26, 2012,  at the Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves MO.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Late summer Vines

A plein air painting from yesterday afternoon. 16x20 in on stretched wrap around canvas.  A cool but bright sunny day. At Auction on eBay

Monday, September 10, 2012

plein air at Old Stable Bridge

I painted at the Old Stable Bridge the weekend before last. Sylvia joined me.  Although it looked the remnants of Isaac would continue to drench us, there was no rain. Only a slight breeze.  Then the clouds seemed to burn off and it started to get warm. Both 8x10 inches. Oil on canvas on panel.
Both paintings are at auction on eBay.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Moon Studies

This is the plein air sketch I did a couple of weeks ago.  I developed this painting into another larger one of the same theme.  It is available on eBay.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It is has been so hot this summer that I painted a few times at night. Here is a plein air painting of the rising moon.
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Last Night- a meet-up

Went to a drawing painting meet-up and drew! It was a great time.
Models dressed as Hedgerow Fairies.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lilacs Last Spring

Painted last spring.  I have been painting some this summer. Not as much as I thought I would.  I'm ready to share them now. 10 inches by 8 inches. Oil on canvas mounted on a panel.
 At Auction on eBay

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Last night at the Saint Louis Art Museum Book Club, I heard Molly Peacock discuss her book, The Paper Garden. The book explores Mary Delany's and Molly Peacock's life.  Marietta sat next to me.  In discussing the book, Marietta said she hadn't finished it yet, but she wished Molly Peacock would just 'butt out.'   Doug Holland of the Missouri Botanical Garden provided interesting background and insight inter Mary Delany's botanical collages. 
Inspired by Mary Delany I did a collage in today.

Bouquet -Last Class of Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration Class ended last Thursday.  We arranged flowers bouquets on foam core and then drew from the and photographed them for reference.  I drew in class, but didn't get to paint my own as I was also teaching.  This is the bouquet I did in my sketchbook. Roses, asparagus leaf, false indigo.  Join me for the next class starting on June 28th at the Saint Louis Community College Meramec Campus.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

A new poster on Zazzle called Look for a Silver Lining

A watercolor drawing available on Zazzle.  Look for Silver Lining is the name of this poster.  Thinking positively will get you though a rainy day. 

First sledding day in 2011.

The morning of the snowy day I went to the park and sure enough, there were people sledding. There were large patches of green grass under the trees and the snow was barely an inch. By late afternoon, all the snow had melted. The painting is 8x10 inches and was painted on canvas mounted on birch panel.

At Auction on eBay

Winter Snow by the River

 This is the second winter painting I recently completed.  It measures 8x10 inches. The panel is constructed of canvas mounted on birch wood.  It has not been any snow to speak of.  A light dusting last week that barely lasted the day.

At Auction on eBay

Illinois Farm - Winter

 A painting of an Illinois farm.  I went up to Chicago last year at this time. This is an 8x10 in painting on canvas mounted on birch panel.

At Auction on eBay

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