Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dandelion

Original acrylic painting by Veronica Kosowski.

The dandelion fades from gold to white, soon to drift away on a puff of wind.

It rained almost all last weekend in San Diego, so Art Mart was cancelled on Saturday, unfortunately.  Despite that, I enjoyed the rainy weather.  The whole street was cloaked in mist in the morning and I could hear the patter of raindrops on the roof outside my window.  I always get excited when it rains here since we mostly have one forecast: sun.  To anyone who is sick of their snowy or rainy winter, trust me, 70 degrees and sun has its perks but gets monotonous very fast.

Seeing as I suddenly had a free block of time in my schedule, I used Saturday afternoon to get started on something I've been planning to do for a long time - my official website.  I'm really excited about it and will be working hard to get it done.  I'll let you know when that happens.

In art news, I finished this tiny painting from last week's in progress picture.  She measures a little less than an ACEO at 2 x 2 3/4".  I've continued working on the other small canvases and boxes as well, they're coming along nicely and I hope to have pictures of them for you soon.    

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Little Things in Progress


wooden boxes in progress

small canvas paintings in progress

small painting in progress

With my first Art Mart since before the holidays coming up this weekend, I've been working on making some small things to restock my table.  I bought the boxes in the first photo last week and am hoping to finish at least one by Saturday. I've already started painting the four tiny canvases and will likely have all of them done by the weekend as well.  

I love using Art Mart as a deadline for myself.  Somehow deadlines always give me a rush of creativity and I end up making more than I would if I hadn't set them.  Anyone else notice that in their art-making habits?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Boy of Leaf and Twig

Original acrylic painting by Veronica Kosowski.

One with the leaves of the woods, he peeks out at passersby who rarely catch a glimpse of  him.  An elusive and quiet creature, he helps guard the forest and its denizens.

An acrylic ACEO painted on canvas.  Available in my shop.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Runaway

Original acrylic painting on wood by Veronica Kosowski.

Although she didn't know where her journey would take her, she knew she must go.  Doubt gnawed at her bones.  She cast a glance back but knew that she had to trust hope.  Back there she was one of many, inconsequential, chained by tradition into helplessness.  Out there who knew what she would find?  Does any hero know how far they will tread on the path to greatness?

Organizing my computer made me realize that I still hadn't posted this painting online!  I've had her done for a while now, but between taking her to Art Mart and placing her on my bookshelf (where she camouflaged so well) she kind of took a backseat to the other pieces I had recently finished.  Well, in any case here she is now.  

Again I have the college woodshop to thank for the wood she's painted on.  There were a bunch of these small pieces of pine wood (that smell beautiful before painting I might add) in the scrap bin, and of course I grabbed them all.

I really like the idea of standing, bookshelf-adorning paintings.  I think I'll make more of them soon to accompany this one in my shop.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Lady and the Mask

original acrylic  ACEO painting by Veronica Kosowski

She takes off her mask in the quiet of the empty night.  There is no one here to see her face.

Another ACEO available in my shop.  They're so much fun to make, and I'm getting lots of ideas for colors to use in my larger paintings.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Spirit Dream



She walks in dreams, guided by the spirits of the forest.

Happy New Year everyone!  Just like the young woman in this painting, I hope you begin your 2013 journey surrounded by loving companions, optimistic thoughts, and positive energy.  Always remember that when small lights come together they create a glow too powerful to dim.  Let's shine our brightest and together we can heal the world. 

This painting is now available in my shop.