четверг, 19 декабря 2013 г.


I saw this boat when we were in vocation past September.
There were many people on the beach and in the water, screams, laughing, running, bustling... But this men on the boat was so calm, so peaceful...
I made a photo and then I paint him with oils.

среда, 4 декабря 2013 г.

Mass protests in Kyiv, Ukraine

This days in my city are a kind of revolution.
You can read about it here.
We were there too and I made a lot of sketches.

These are us in the left down corner of the photo. Olex is installing new film in his camera and I'm carrying my sketchbook. And Martha is looking all around.
It was strange feeling of being the part of that unbelievable crowd. All people are different, but all of them are Ukrainians and I was really proud of being Ukrainian.  

And here are sketches I made that day.

вторник, 19 ноября 2013 г.

Snail the Traveler :-)

Meet our new friend Snail the Traveler.
I draw him for Martha and she loves him :-)
After I finish "Math for kids" I'll draw the whole story about his adventures. :-)

понедельник, 28 октября 2013 г.

The Museum evening

Yesterday evening we went to the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts.
The photo cameras was prohibited, but not sketching ;-)
So I made a lot sketches of the exhibition.

Here are our guides Ludmila and Evgen.

пятница, 25 октября 2013 г.

понедельник, 21 октября 2013 г.

Still-life life

My new big (A2) watercolor and ink painting.
I'm learning to control that watercolor-ink rivers and streams.

четверг, 10 октября 2013 г.

My art-journal

When I am sad or tied I'm journaling.
This diary-journal I made from old folder saved from trash at the office I worked in.
Collages are made from magazines, hand printed photos and my own unused sketches.
So, enjoy :-)

пятница, 4 октября 2013 г.

Goodbye summer

Yesterday there was snowing here in Kyiv. Winter is coming :)
So I'm showing my last drawings from our Black Sea trip.
I have some photos too, but I didn't scan them yet.

среда, 2 октября 2013 г.


Yesterday in studio I planed to draw some objects with indian ink, but someone bring pears. So I desided to draw them in my favorite mixed watercolor-ink technic.

May be they are too bright and strange, but I like them :-)

вторник, 1 октября 2013 г.

пятница, 27 сентября 2013 г.


My grandparents is like other pair of parents for me.
They live near the Black sea.
I lived with them three years after the Chernobyl disaster. And after that every year during summer holidays.
So almost 1/3 of my life I spend with them.
This year they turned 87.
I'm very close with my Grandpa. We wrote paper letters to each other until he blind.

And I made two charcoal sketches of them when I visit them this year.

пятница, 20 сентября 2013 г.

Old things

I adore old things and books. 
In my grandparents apartment there are many things with history.
I like to touch them and trying to imagine the past of that things. 
Real time machine!

And, off cause, I like to draw them :-)

среда, 18 сентября 2013 г.

Back home

We are home!
It was amazing long summer. And now I am ready to fall in Fall. :-)

I have a lot of sketches and watercolors from our travel, so I will show them piece by piece.
I scanned my sketchbook first, so lets start from sketches of the Black Sea :-)

The last sketch is about diver, who suddenly comes up to the surface right in front of us. Martha was surprised :-)

понедельник, 26 августа 2013 г.

long summer

This year our summer is longer then ever.
It begins in may, when we went to the South of Ukraine, and now, when in Kyiv it is fall we are going to the Black Sea for three weeks. And there is my favorite warm sea and the sun and hills and I will draw a lot.
So see you in three weeks :-)

пятница, 23 августа 2013 г.

The Lake

Last weekend we went to the countryside to my mother's in law countryhouse.
There was a lake. And when Martha was swimming with her Dad, I could draw.

This summer is very special for me. I had a first honorarium for illustrations. And I start a new book with many-many illustrations.
And I draw a lot for myself. More then ever.
And my family makes me happy 24/7.
So, I am calm and happy and I know that everything in my life is right.
And I wish the same to all of you :)

среда, 21 августа 2013 г.

Sketchbook pages

I like sketchbooks. This one is the second in this year. They'are like a diaries, but without secrets :-)
I like to make sketches everywhere I go to memorize all the interesting things and situations around me.
Through my sketchbooks I can trace the progress of myself as an artist.
And, off cause, I sketch and write all the ideas that come to my mind from time to time.

This is my friend Mila.

And this is Martha and her friend Zoriana watching cartoons.

пятница, 9 августа 2013 г.

Three days in the house with clock-tower

We had an amazing three days with our friends in a country house.
The house was adorable!
There was grass in front of the house with a tree in the middle (to make all day shadow). And forest. And the river! Martha was very happy mostly about a river :-)

There were many-many beautiful things in and around the house. I paint some of them but if I had more time I could paint dozens still-lifes :-)

суббота, 3 августа 2013 г.


My perfect husband gave me this amazing camera as a birthday present this morning. So I'm not very sad about my 32 years old. 
My mother in law sad "Don't be sad. Even when you are 65, this is not the end of life. Every morning, when you see the sun, be glad you are alive." The is very smart woman, you know.  :-)
So, now I'm adding another bead to the necklace of my age and trying to be grateful for everything. My perfect family, my friends, an opportunity to do what I love to do.. And trying to forget about things I don't have. As Balu Bear from "The Jungle Book" sang in his song:
"And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you"

Happy birthday to me! Yeah!

пятница, 2 августа 2013 г.

Old guashe girl

I made this painting when I start my experiments in art. About eight years ago.
She is strange, but I like her :-)

понедельник, 29 июля 2013 г.

another Sketch crawl

This weekend we had another sketch crawl.
We found amazing street in the old part of Kyiv.
I choose an old paper founded at my Grandparents to sketch that old houses.
To recreate the atmosphere.

воскресенье, 28 июля 2013 г.

last saturday Sketch crawl

Last Saturday we had a sketch crawl with my friends.
I hope it will become a tradition :-)

четверг, 18 июля 2013 г.

Perfect cup

One day Olex bring me the perfect handmade cup from Germany.
And yesterday I broke it :-(
Sad sad sad.

вторник, 16 июля 2013 г.

little swan

Some other photos from last summer.

четверг, 11 июля 2013 г.

Film from last summer

I thought I lost this film.
But Olex found it and developed.
It was funny to plunge into last summer happy days :-)

вторник, 9 июля 2013 г.


My new girly painting about shoes and nice boxes
oil on cardboard

пятница, 21 июня 2013 г.


oil on canvas

пятница, 14 июня 2013 г.


I'm experimenting with watercolors and ink.
Trying to find my own way in illustration.
That objects I found in the "locker for objects" in our studio :-)
Except the brush, which is my own, and the clock, which is Olex's timer he uses when he develops his films.

среда, 12 июня 2013 г.

Back home

We went to visit my Grandparents, who live near the Black Sea.
I live there when I was child and now I'm coming back every spring.

We didn't take any digital camera with us.
Only Bronica and sketching tools.
And I made some Instagram photos with my smartphone. (I'm mahasitha there)
It was amazing three weeks I spend with Martha and Olex together.

понедельник, 6 мая 2013 г.


My new kitchen paintings are about breakfast.

English breakfast
oil on canvas
30x40 sm

Italian breakfast
oil on canvas
30x40 sm

пятница, 3 мая 2013 г.


I was on oil painting workshop several weeks ago.
It was amazing!
And here is my painting:

среда, 17 апреля 2013 г.

Martha's pictures

Martha likes to draw. If I need some time for myself I can give her painting stuff and she will be busy for an hour or some times even more :-) I just need to give her new paper every 15 minutes :-)

Her best for now is this crow. Someone draw the Sun and Martha paint that crow near it.

понедельник, 15 апреля 2013 г.

Snowfall in late march

In the end of March there was an abnormal snowfall in Kyiv, Ukraine. The city was absolutely paralyzed  for several days.
That days everyone remembered "The day after tomorrow" movie :-) Cars and first flours of buildings was covered by snow. Roads, yards... everything under snow.
In the center of the city was no cars, but a lot of snow, so the most popular "transport" was ski or snowboard :-)
I made some charcoal sketches of our "snow Apocalypse".

воскресенье, 14 апреля 2013 г.


Martha likes "My Neighbor Totoro"
Totoro and Catbus are her favorite characters and she wants me to draw them all the time :-)

When it was snow we even build Totoro snowmen :-)

Unfortunately we have only this dark instagram photo: