"Roses" Original Art still life oil Gallery painting on canvas panel - Available


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8" x 10" Oil on canvas on panel
This is the first time I'm painting roses, I find it a particularly challenging task because there are many subtle tonal and color changes within the flower which you have to notice that will determine if the painting's gonna be successful.

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"The secret" 5x7 Art female figure oil painting a day on panel


5" x 7" Oil on canvas on panel
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I wanted to convey a sense of suspense in this one with the girl holding the crumpled letter in her hands like she's trying to hide or forget something without anyone noticing it.

Portrait commission


9"x12" Oil on canvas
Private collection, London, UK.

This is a portrait commission that I did recently, I had to work from a photograph that has more then one light source on the subject which is not so great to work from, but sometimes you have to make a compromise and learn something from it along the way.When doing portraits like this the likeness is imperative since the person that commissioned the portrait wants it to look like the actual person not like his neighbour or something.

Here are some shots that I took while working on it...


I start straight into painting, without any preliminary drawing, not for everyone unless you are sure of your drawing skills.I block in the big mass first and start from the left eye, this way I have a reference point that I can judge the rest of the shapes accordingly.

From the left to the right eye, the alignment of the eyes is the key here.

His hair is white as it can be so I have to put that white color there so I can judge the rest of my values against my whitest whites.

I add the desired background that I think its gonna work plus I can get some edgework done even at this stage covering most of the upper portion of the face...
These are just a few key frames from the painting process, maybe I'll do a video soon that will be more explanatory.

"Crossroads" Santa Monica mountains Artwork landscape in oil - Available



5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel
This is a view from one of the higher parts of the Santa Monica mountains and its interesting to follow this little paths that interconnect amongst the mountains, it's pretty windy here as a painting location.

Small treasure - Oil on panel painting with a female figure


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6" x 8" Oil on canvas panel
I was thinking how much are women dependent on their bags and purses where they carry all of their "small treasures" inside, on the other hand I guess it's a good thing if you have almost everything you need in just one bag.

Carmine dress - Art painting with a female figure by Gallery Artist


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5" x 7" Oil on gessoed panel
The oil paint that I used for the dress was all alizarin crimson, but I think the title resonates better when you say Carmine...

The hidden trail - Plein Air Impressionist landscape paintings by California artist


5" x 7" Oil on gessoed panel
It's one of those places where there's a naturally formed trail by the mountain that's not so obvious to first glance, it took my attention and I was painting frantically before the day ceases and takes away all the light from my painting.

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The trumpet player - Figurative gallery art by California artist


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5" x 7" Oil on gessoed panel
This little trumpet player brought music to my painting, it's funny how both music and painting co relate with each other with the notes and tonal values and also setting up the composition.

"Consolation" Art - Interior male nude painting oil on canvas


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18" x 24" Oil on canvas
This is a larger painting that I did like around 2007 or 2008..can't really remember:)

Two of a kind - still life gallery daily painting by the artist


5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel
Fresh and colorful still life composition with nectarines and cherries, I've painted it under north light, no artificial fruits or lights used:)

Dark feather - original Daily still life Oil painting with an ink bottle


5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel
The lightness of the feather and the grounded ink bottle suggest 2 polarities, like the sky and the earth, at the same time both the feather and bottle are dark, just to make things more confusing:)

High expectation - Female nude nudes oil paintings by California artist


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5" x 7" Oil on gessoed panel

I've set this figure up to look at the distance with a sense of yearning, like she's looking for a higher purpose, even though the future is abstract and unknown she has the choice to hope for something better.

Girl with a red scarf - Female portrait of a girl oil painting - Gallery paintings


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4" x 6" Oil on canvas panel

This portrait has a sort of religious quality, maybe its the posture of the figure or the little girl's face looking down that adds to the spiritual theme of the portrait, still I think maybe its just the purity of a child that emanates that religious/spiritual feel that I find very intriguing and challenging in my attempt to translate that on the canvas.

Japanese cup with hydrangea Art painting still life by artist


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6" x 8" Oil on canvas panel

This still life composition was all about color and I was trying to capture all the color variables that drew my attention in the first place, from the warmer tones to the cooler violets, I really like how all these colors relate to each other and connect the whole piece together.

Oriental pair - Painting a day Still Life by the artist


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5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel
This still life setup had a certain softness that I wanted to translate on the canvas and it a was a nice combination of greens and the warmer tones of the chinese pot.

Earth day Mango #3 Art Oil Gallery Painting


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5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel

Well tomorrow is Earth Day and I thought that I should post a painting that celebrates our mother earth and all the fruits that she's been giving us unselfishly, I'm really grateful for that, hopefully we can raise the awareness of our unity and unseparateness with nature.

The Expectation ART Female figure painting exterior


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5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel
I wanted to convey a sense of anticipation in this piece with the female figure turned away from the viewer and at the same time I got a certain calmness with the colors that I used in the background which kinda balanced both feelings at the same time.

Candlelight dancer (female nude study) Art oil painting


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5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel
A female nude illuminated with warm lighting, I was going for that candlelight effect here following the motion of the figure.

Urban philosophy - Fine arts Figurative artwork painting


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5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel
This painting is a reflection of today's living, how each of us deals differently with the modern reality and how we handle and experience it in a different way, some of us avoid formulaic ways of living and do it their own way.

Recliner (female nude study) Artwork oil painting by the artist


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5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel

This pose was more dynamic since it anticipates movement and it created an interesting overall design in the painting, I like how the warm colors in the background worked out against the flesh tones of the reclining female nude.

Away - female nude art gallery painting by Dan Peci


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5" x 7" Oil on gessoed panel
When I paint I try to capture a feeling, by the pose of the figure and the gesture of the face, I was going for a sense of melancholy in this one.

Quietude - Art female nude nudes gallery painting


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5" x 7" Oil on gessoed panel
I was aiming for a serene image here with the female nude and I kept all the values close to achieve a certain softness in this piece.

Ornamented Apple Still life Art paintings by California artist


4" x 6" Oil on canvas on panel
The design pattern on the plate was particularly interesting to render in this piece, it creates a certain aura around the apple.
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Doorway with sunbeams - Art exterior painting by artist


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5" x 7" Oil on panel

I'm always fascinated with these rustic entrances, they seem like they have a soul on their own, I guess the longer the history of the place the more interesting it becomes, for painting especially, the constantly changing light outdoors was also a particularly challenging task when painting a place like this.

The Seer - Art Old man Male portrait Gallery oil painting on canvas


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9" x 12" Oil on canvas
I did this painting some time ago but recently I decided to do a few finishing touch ups (actually more then a few) so there's some heavy and expressive brushwork on it now and it merged quite well with the layer underneath to add more character on the old man's face, I usually try to keep the original spontaneity and freshness when doing changes like this.

Sake cup with Red plum - Available



5" x 7" Oil on canvas

This is another piece with an oriental feel and a color study, I wanted to get the intense red from the plum and I used a madder deep for the middle tone and a permanent red for the highlights.

Flour Jar - still life art painting a day by artist


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6" x 8" Oil on canvas on panel
The delicate transparence of the jar with its tiny luminous details and search for dimension within the canvas were my goal in this painting also I haven't seen flour in a painting before so I decided to do it, painted in alla prima style in daylight.

Chinese Cup with Lemon - still life Art daily painting by the artist


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6" x 8" Oil on canvas on panel
When combining objects like this for a still life I go for a certain aroma that's achieved with the colors and the lighting used, in this case it's an oriental feeling that I was going for and the symbiosis created by the interaction of these objects.