My etsy shop launch

 

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I have some very exciting news today. Probably many of you already know that I finished my painting series “Waves of life” and recently I opened my etsy shop. I’m so excited.

For months I wanted to open my shop on etsy.  Since I was busy with finishing my “Waves of life” series, I didn’t have time for that.Today I’m happy to announce that you can find all my paintings on my etsy shop.

I have paintings in many different sizes and I ship worldwide. I’m also planning to paint watercolor paintings as well. I want to have as many different sizes paintings as  I can, so people who can’t afford my biggest paintings, can give a home to some of my little painting.

Feel free to take a look.

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Waves of life series launch

 

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Wow, finally it’s the day of my Waves of life launch. . Are you ready? I am. I’m so excited. This has been a long and interesting journey for me.  I hope that you connect with my paintings some way. When I look back I can see how much I have grown and learned thanks to this series. The series has 14 paintings.

The series is all about life.  It will concentrate on many situations and experiences that almost all of us experience.

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Power of love
55x46cm
Oil on canvas

The ocean in this painting represents the powerful force of nature. Ocean finds the way through and around rocks.. Just like the ocean, love is powerful. This painting is to remind us that love always finds it’s way.

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Happy vibes
60x50cm
Oil on canvas

This ocean represents happiness. This painting is all about positivity. I want this painting to inspire and motivate us to be positive and good to each other. Because what we give, we get back.

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Tranquility
60x70cm
Oil on canvas

This ocean and clouds represent the peace. It’s important to find peace in the world we don’t always understand.

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Follow your way
65x54cm
Oil on canvas

This painting is to remind us that being different and unique is good. Don’t care what people say. Just follow your own way. Trust yourself, trust that everything will work out. Believe in yourself.

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Moment of bliss
55x46cm
Oil on canvas

I got the inspiration for this painting when I was at the beach in Latvia. Sometimes watching ocean helps you put things into perspective. Often we live in the past or are worried about the future too much. Our everyday life is so busy and we forget to take a moment and enjoy the beautiful things in life.

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The last day of holiday
65x54cm
Oil on canvas

This painting is a memory of my holiday. I went to Latvia in summer and I had an opportunity to visit a beach there. It was so beautiful.

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Waves
65x54cm
Oil on canvas

With this painting I wanted to capture waves. I like the way they move around little rocks.

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Forgotten place
60x70cm
Oil on canvas

This painting represents the beauty of the earth, an abandoned place. A place where people don’t come.

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Wave
81x65cm
Oil on canvas

There is something very fascinating about the movement of the ocean. With this painting I tried to capture the spirit of the water. I love the way ocean moves. It’s like a dance.

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The beach
81x65cm
Oil on canvas

I got the inspiration for this painting when I went for a walk with my friend on the beach. I stopped and observed the movement of the ocean. It was so beautiful.

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Return to the paradise
81x65cm
Oil on canvas

I dream a lot. The best part of it is that I remember my dreams. This painting represents my dream where I spent the most beautiful day in the beach. The dream felt like I was in a paradise. The beach was so beautiful. I tried to capture the feeling of this dream.

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Waves of change
81x65cm
Oil on canvas

There is one quote that inspired me to paint this ocean:  “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf”  In life often something unexpected happens. We shouldn’t let things knock us down, maybe we can’t do anything about it but we can control how we respond to the things.

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Afterglow
55x46cm
Oil on canvas

Afterglow represents a day when it’s silent and there is no wind. Moments after the storm.

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Just a dream
40x40cm
Oil on canvas

Just a dream is a 2 piece oil painting set. This painting is from a dream that I see often. In my dream I see a huge wave that is coming to me and I’m trying to escape. I wanted to paint this dream so that I could face my fear which is deep water and remind everyone the importance of facing their fears.

You can buy the prints here.

 

20 things I love about art

 

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Many people have asked me why do I do what I do. There are so many things I love about art. In this article I will tell you about these reasons.

  1. Colors. I think it’s the most important thing why I love art. There are so many beautiful vibrant colors available. Sometimes I struggle because I can’t decide which colors to use for my paintings.
  2. Paintings. Although I draw portraits of people, painting is still my favorite medium when it comes to creating art. It’s like a totally different world that you can create with these beautiful colors.
  3. Texture. I love texture.
  4.  I’ve also learned to enjoy the unexpected/ unknown. Starting a new piece doesn’t always mean that an image of the finished version in my mind. It can be really scary to look at the blank canvas but if you just trust and create, the magic happens.
  5. Art connects people. Since I started to draw and paint, I have met some amazing and beautiful people from all over the world. It’s so good to talk with like-minded people and discuss on topics about art.
  6. Art shares emotions. I love to watch other artist’s artwork. There are always emotions in the paintings. That’s exactly what I want to accomplish with my paintings- I want to vibrate the positive emotions.
  7. Art teaches you to observe/ look, see things from a different perspective
  8. Art makes me happy.
  9. Thanks to art I will never grow up.
    “In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow”. ~Papiha Ghosh
  10. The process of making art. I love painting because of the process. It’s like everything else in life, you set a goal and then you start moving towards your goal. The most important thing isn’t the finish. During a process we learn so many new things. I grow as an artist during the process.
  11. Art lasts long.  You can see many artwork from famous artists like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci. These artists are dead but their story lives on in their art.  My wish is to leave my own story to this world and I’m giving my best so that it would be positive and inspiring.
  12. Art speaks the same language all over the world.I like the fact that it doesn’t matter where you come from, you will always understand the language of art because in order to understand it, you just have to observe.
  13. Art is good for soul. It lights up my soul.
  14. Art is freedom .It is free from world’s rules and standards.
  15. Art is meditating. When I’m painting, then I feel like the world around me just disappears. I feel peace and oneness with the artwork. I’m concentrated in the present moment. I feel happiness.
  16. Art is everywhere around us. Years ago when I didn’t paint and draw, I didn’t notice art around me very much. Although when I was a little girl, I loved to lay down on the grass and just stare the clouds with my friends and observe them. I saw animals and many other things. It was so much fun! Now I’m so happy that I notice art everywhere. It makes life so beautiful. Beauty is everywhere around us if we only pay attention.
  17. You forget your worries. It doesn’t matter how big problems I have, painting always makes me forget everything.
  18.  You can be yourself freely. Nowadays in our society, there are certain standards and if you don’t fit in then you are considered to be a weirdo. Through art you can express who you are and be free.
  19. There is no right or wrong. You don’t have to worry about doing it wrong.
  20. Reduces negative emotions.

What are these things you love about art?

Sneak peek at the new series part 3

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Last month I promised to announce the name of my new series. I decided to call it: Waves of life.

Those of you who don’t know, I’m working on my ocean painting series which will have 14 paintings. I will launch the series in August so stay tuned. I’m so excited to hear what you guys think.

In the meantime you can stay updated with the progress of my work by following me on instagram.

 

Here are some work in progress work:


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Why I love working with oil colors

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I thought about doing a post about my favorite medium. You have probably noticed that I love to paint a lot. I paint because it makes me calm and I love beautiful colors. I will tell you the reasons why I love working with oil medium.

  • First of all. Since oil color is slow-drying paint then it’s perfect for me because I’m a slow painter and I can’t imagine myself painting with acrylic colors. I have painted with acrylics and I remember that the first time when I used them, I sort of had a panic because I wasn’t really aware of how fast they dry.
  • Secondly, oil colors have more pigment in them and it means they have more vivid and richer colors.
  • When it comes to cleaning the brushes. It’s so much easier when I use oil colors. Because with acrylics I would have to clean my brushes very quickly to prevent my brushes to be covered with dried paint.
  • Oil colors blend well with surrounding colors. I love to mix colors! It’s so exciting to use different colors and mix them together.
  • Oil colors also has great textural effects. I personally like when there is a texture in my paintings. It gives the painting 3D effect and painting comes alive.
  • I have noticed that with oils I can enjoy expressive technique.
  • There are a huge color range available. Since I started to paint the ocean series, I have found some colors which are my absolute favorite ones:
  • The fact that I can thin it right down and mix it with so many other mediums and oils. It gives me so much freedom. Although I’m a slow painter, sometimes I like to mix the paint with medium which will speed up oil paint drying time so that I could move on with the painting. You know, sometimes I’m a little bit impatient and that’s when medium helps me out.
  • Oil colors are very forgiving. If I make any mistake I can scrape off and paint over. I remember when I painted tigers. I used acrylics as underpainting layers for my oil painting and I applied the layer and it dried so fast, I wanted to scrape off some of it but I couldn’t because it had dried already. That’s when I knew that I’m a oil paint person.
I know that as much there are different people, there are different opinions about mediums. But this is my favorite medium. What is your favorite medium?