Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Lots of happiness, success and good health! Have a wonderful 2011!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Drawings from France (Talys, Versailles, people)

Recent drawings made during the trip to our friends who live in a small city Cormeilles en Parisis (literally "the pear tree in the 'Parisis',  'Parisis' is the name of the Gallic tribe") situated near Paris.
During our visit we had a chance to visit again the Palace of Versailles, which looks always so impressive. It was raining, but there were still lots of people making photos and walking in the garden.
Here are some drawings started during this nice trip and finalized in watercolor after I came back home.

On the way to Rotterdam before changing to Talys.

In the Talys on the way to Paris.

Versailles, people under rain.

Versailles, inside the Palace.

In the Talys on the way back home.

More about The Palace of Versailles - http://www.chateauversailles.fr/homepage

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Sketch made during the party in Leiden

One of the recent sketches which I've made during the party in Leiden at our friends who were recently married.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Drawings from Lanzarote

Here are some drawings from my sketchbook made in Lanzarote during the vacation. The volcanic landscape of Lanzarote is really impressive! Very nice island!
Black beach (near El Golfo, the famous green lake) with samples of different stones.

Volcanoes, National Park of Lanzarote with a sample of volcano stone, given as hot right in the hands during excursion.

Teguise Market.

Camel ride.

Puerto del Carmen, a tourist's city.

Local beach. Girl is making a volcano from sand.

Puerto del Carmen, local beach.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Jamaica dancers

Sketchbook is a really great source of inspiration.
Here are some new illustrations, which I've made on the basis of my earlier sketch from Jamaica.




Sketches from Jamaica - http://irinagrabarnik.blogspot.com/2010/05/drawings-made-in-jamaica.html

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Sketches of my Mother

In June my Mother visited us and during her stay I've got a chance to draw her using different techniques. That was a nice experience.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Drawings from Madeira

Recently back from Madeira, a very beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous flowers, landscape (I really like this white and orange pattern of houses on Madeira mountains!) and of course, blue ocean. Here are some new drawings and sketches which I've made there:










More about Madeira:
http://www.madeira-web.com/

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Simon's portrait

The portrait of my husband sitting on a terrace of the cafe during one of the sunny days in Delft.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Drawings made in Jamaica

Here are some drawings from my sketchbook, made during the last vacation in Jamaica.

On one of the evenings, there was a beautiful performance of Jamaica dancers on the beach. The way they move is really impressive. Next day I've made this sketch, relying on the memory and impressions.


These two sketches were inspired by Jamaica's very bright dancer and singer.  These drawings I started in the airplane on the way back home - so they are quite imaginative.

This was a concert of Front Row Band! They played hard rock, blues, rock and roll... Really enjoyed their wonderful play and live music.
Some of the musicians from Front Row Band also play in Florida as R-STYLE band. Here is their myspace website - www.myspace.com/rstylebandjams

My husband lying on the beach on the very first vacation days.

Links:
http://www.virtualtravelglobe.com/jamaica/portland/winnifred-beach/beach.html – view of different locations around the island