Sunset 2 at Art Works exhibition in Manatee

Here I am, standing next to my “Sunset #2” – from opening of exhibition “Art Works” in Art Center Manatee, just yesterday.

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My new little babies

Started to work on small paintings for a change. These are just 11×14 inch.
Tiny little babies compared to my usual 24×36”.

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Splendid of Sarasota: “Sunset 2” and “Sunset 3”

Many experts tell me that to build a body of work, the best thing is to create a series of the same theme or even the same image in different variations. So, I am setting a new goal. Ten new versions of my Sarasota Sunset.

It will take a lot of work, because I paint these on quite large canvas, 24×36, and every element needs to be layered many times. Yellow is the worst, it takes sometimes ten layers to achieve the opaque look, the way it needs to be.

Here are the first two: the Sunset #2 and #3.

Hope to finish these babies before Saturday – it is a deadline to submit to new art shows in Venice and Bradenton.

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And the winner is… Savannah Magnolia!

The winner of the last show in Sarasota Art Center was Savannah Magnolia with her humorous take on the drug abuse problem. This was already her fifth award in the last two years, so obvioulsy she is doing something right.

If you like this one, click on the image and take a look at her other art pieces…

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“Made Fresh” in Sarasota Art Center

It looks good on the exhibition wall, doesn’t it? I called this one “77 squares”. OK, so it didn’t win any price, but many people liked it and that counts for something too, right?

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197.000 Light Years Away

"197.000 Light Years Away"I didn’t write lately because I’m getting ready for three different shows. Need to prepare five new paintings. And I can bet you know how it is – when we work on schedule everything takes longer than expected. So, much more work than I planned and the submission date is already a week from today.

I am not complaining because I love every second of this madness. Evidently, this is my true passion. But time is at premium, so not enough time to write.

I can show you already the triptych I will submit to the show titled “Wide Open Spaces”.
Still working on it, a lot needs to be done before this is ready, but on photo it looks OK.

It is called “197.000 Light Years Away”.
Each piece is 18×24”. Rather small by my standards, I like them big, really big.

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Just finished a new painting…

As my other paintings it is acrylic on canvas.
The size is 24″x36″

I thought it will take me a week to finish, but it took much longer. Way longer – almost four weeks. All those squares in squares and circles in circles, 231 little elements, it takes a lot of work to make the hard lines look so crisp, very tedious work. But I loved every single minute of the process.

Not sure yet how to name it.
Do you have any idea?

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So, this is the Loska Studio…

I am always interested in the so called ”behind the scenes”.
So, if you are like me – here is the peek behind my curtain. On the easel is the painting I’m still working on, it is almost finished.

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Jan Lenica – Polish graphic designer and cartoonist

One of my greatest art inspirations since my teenager years was, and still is, Jan Lenica. He was known as the art critic and major artist of the Polish poster school, set and theatre-costume designer, children’s book illustrator, postage stamp designer, and even a movie director.

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At 105 Herrera is continuing to work

Just discovered Carmen Herrera via Netflix documentary. Wow! Love love LOVE her paintings, colors, shapes, everything feels like me. She says that painting flowers, nature, people etc. doesn’t interest her. Just shapes. And color. I feel the same.

But wait, there is more.

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