New art: beautiful little paintings in the etsy shop

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Lost in time
Oil on canvas paper
32,5 x 28,5 cm

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So far away
32,5×32,5 cm
Oil on canvas paper

I got the inspiration for this painting from a movie: The pursuit of happyness. I likes the par where Chris told his son: “Don’t ever let somebody tell you “you can’t do something” not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you “you can’t do it”. If you want something, go get it. Period.

The waves in this painting represent all the obstacles and criticism that you might face your journey while you are moving towards achieving your dream. But don’t let these waves scare you. You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf. In other words all these obstacles will make you stronger.

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Awake my soul
32,5×32,5 cm 
Oil on canvas paper

This painting is about finding your purpose. What makes you smile? What are you passionate about? What makes you eager to get out of bed every morning?
Do what you love. The world needs more of that. You only have one life. So make it count, make it special.

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A moment to remember
Oil on canvas paper
32,5×32,5cm

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Harmony
Oil on canvas paper
32,5×32,5cm

The emotion that I was trying to capture with this ocean painting, is harmony. 

 

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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.

 

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?