31 August 2016


Saying NO and STOP is a universal sign. This is the first sign you show when you want to protect yourself. As a practicing therapist I know from my private practice that saying no is one of the most important skill in one's life. 
Even though the painting says so, I wasn't a paparazzo. :-) Kwab, my model let me paint him and I am grateful for that. The challenge was the foreshortening...

oil on gesso board, 6x6 in (No. 132) 

07 January 2016

Sorry - oil painting

Sorry has a bad dog look... 'I wasn't so bad, don't be so angry' ...
You might know this look your dog had made a mess in your bed even though it was a forbidden territory for them...

oil on gesso board, 6x6 in (No. 131) 

04 January 2016

Happy -oil painting

Happy New Year Everyone!

This is Happy here. He is a great teacher of happiness. Really. There are many dogs with slight sadness in their 'personality'. Happy is just not that kind of dog. He knows how to live life the fullest, he is energetic and happy, happy, happy.

oil on gesso board, 6x6 in (No. 130) 

13 November 2015

A Little Talk About My Art

Sophie Catalina Marine by Daily Paintworks blog has included me on today's post - I talk  a little bit generally about painting and how to arrive at ideas for paintings and procrastination and more.

You might find interesting to look inside one's artistic life, here is the link:


Be sure you read her past posts, there are many interesting interviews.

Thanks Sophie!

11 November 2015

Bathing Time

I like to experience with coloured background. This time I've just  pushed the experience even further: wet fur on that coloured background. Have you take notice that in those big, fluffy furs there are spindly legs?

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.129) 

08 November 2015

Grief - dog portrait

Painting a sad dog is healing to the soul. 
The experiment here is the vivid red base and the limited palette. 

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.128) 

 My new best friends. 

04 November 2015

A True Aristocrat

Usually I have to find a reason why to paint a given painting. It can be a beam of light, a wonderful colour, a smile on a face, a .... whatever that touches my soul. If i don't find that specific reason, my soul gets bored.
In this case the reason was 'that look'. Just a born aristocrat can have 'that look'. I hope it comes through.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.127) 

14 October 2015

Hugo -dog portrait

Lately I painted a series of dog portraits.
Here is the second in the row, Hugo. He is my new best friend. A totally different character than Titan.
I don't know how it is with other artists, but with me I am always in love with my 'painting subjects'.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.126) 

10 October 2015

Meet My Friend, Titan -oil painting

Meet my friend, Titan. He is my best serious friend. How could not be? With that face he has... he must be serious. Anyway he's a gentle giant. Please welcome him:

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.125) 


02 August 2015

White - oil painting

Painting a single white flower is not the easiest task. There are so many white values we still call 'white' that after a while and a good amount of paint I ask the philosophical question: How much white is still white?
Well, in practice even if I see the values properly, there might be are mixing problems and I can start the whole mixing job again. So for a small amount of proper white I need lots of white.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.124) 

30 July 2015

 This is my last painting of Khanom. I went up to the top of the flat rocks and put my painting equipment in the shadow of a palm tree. I didn't know that so many curious creature lived on this palm tree, each and all of them got excited of my colours. So we get acquainted with each other but not the proper way. I hope they are great yellow and blue and green survivors. 

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.123) 

22 July 2015

Green Water -oil painting

Usually the pools are built to look blue. But this one at the Lake Tisza was green, so green... and the reflection of the sun was so exciting... I have never seen anything like this. Look the contrast at the background ... Lake Tisza is a living water.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.122) 

14 July 2015

A Day Of Reds

A friend of mine, a nutritionist always says to pay attention to the colours on our plates. If we have the greens and yellows and blues and whites we more likely get all the nutritions we need. One day I will try this approach on a painting as well. Till then here is the day of reds. 

This composition has just begged for a black gesso. I couldn't resist. 

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.121) 

13 July 2015

Sandy Beach, Khanom - oil painting

The inspiration of this painting was the different colours and shadows of a sandy beach. The 'x' sign from mother nature is freshly formed daily. What you don't see on this specific painting is the heatwave. You think that chasing for x sign is easy peasy. And I tell you, that's not the case. The bug bites and a hot day combination is challenging.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.120) 

12 July 2015

A Chilly Day

One of my favourite paintings is this one. It is so unusual for me to be compelled to paint those 'colourless days' of winter. But this scene was just irresistible. It was so irresistible that I had to stop and drink in the scenery into my soul. Love at first sight. 

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.119) 


10 July 2015

A Strawberry A Day

A strawberry a day ... keeps me happy.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.118) 

09 July 2015

A Morning in Khanom

oil on gesso board, 24x17 cm (No.117) 

A morning in Khanom, Thailand. I went up to the rocks to paint this wonderful view. Please consider that I am not a rock climber at all, not even a beginner one... and the painting equipment... well... it is not a rock-climbing one either. So all in all I am very happy to have this painting.

24 June 2015

Wednesday Market - oil painting

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.116) 

Update: this painting won an award

24 March 2015

Beach Khanom, Thailand - seascape

Plain air painting, oh... those mosquitos and wind and sand... 
well it's just not so easy to paint on site. 
But the reward is that you can have a nice splash when you ready.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.115) 

10 March 2015

Oh, my God... is here - dog painting

You know that look, don't you? 
You are his/her God.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.113)