Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Two Companions

Original acrylic painting on wood veneer by Veronica Kosowski

Two companions begin their journey at dawn.  Rolling hills before them, the shadow of the trees behind, nothing is certain but that no matter where their paths lead them they will stay together.

Last week I finished this small 6 x 8" illustration painted in acrylic on maple veneer paper.  This sheet was a part of my woodshop-scrap hoard that I amassed last spring in college.  It's a really great surface to paint on.  It's thin like cardstock but doesn't buckle from the moisture of the paint.  And of course it has the wood texture that I so love.  It was the perfect piece to put in a thrifted wood frame I had lying around my room waiting to be used (seen in the middle of my art show table here).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Art Mart and Other Tidings

San Diego Art Mart Veronica Kosowski

San Diego Art Mart Veronica Kosowski

It was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday, just perfect for exhibiting at my first Art Mart show.  Here are some pictures of my display.  I placed all my smaller pieces on a table that I sat behind, and the larger paintings on easels stretched out to either side.  A lovely palm tree kept me company, though I can't say it provided much shade.  Talking to all my visitors and new fans was a delight.  It's always such a gift to interact with the people who deeply connect to something I've made.  If you'll be in San Diego in December make sure to come visit, I'll be showing every weekend.  For exact dates and times, stop by the SDCAMA webpage, 

Preparing for the show kept me busier with last-minute tasks than I thought it would.  As a result I'm a week behind in sharing my most recent paintings with you.  But never fear!  I'll be editing photos and posting my latest works throughout the week, as well as opening my Etsy shop, so don't wander off too far.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Sorcerer's Daughter

Original acrylic painting on wood by Veronica Kosowski

Through the forest in the last castle before the sea you will find the sorcerer.  He lives alone but for a daughter.  Few have seen her, still fewer know her name.  It is said she has greater magic than her father, though if she would use it for good or ill is known to no one but herself.  And she is still deciding. 

A small acrylic painting on wood.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Portrait Study in Brown, and Something Extra

Just finished my little portrait study yesterday.  Since the underpainting was very richly developed, I used mostly thin glazes of paint and gloss medium to finish her.  Making this painting reminded me of just how useful a detailed underpainting can be.  It's something I'm definitely reinstating in my working process. 

Also, here's a sneak peek at the other painting I've been working on.  She's not too far from being done herself.