Monday, October 15, 2012

Roses in the Fall

Found a fantastic idea... fall roses! Most fun craft project ever. :)

The original tutorial can be found here
(it's in Russian... luckily all you need is the photographs).

Have a lovely week!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ryan and Emma's Wedding

I was incredibly privileged to attend the wedding of two good friends recently. I feel special for being allowed to go not only as a friend but also as the photographer. What a great experience! I met both Emma and Ryan while we all attended Grace College, and I have a huge respect for both of these wonderful people. Couldn't be more excited as they start their life together!

Check out some highlights from their beautiful day!

(click on the photos to view them in larger size)

Congratulations to Ryan and Emma! I wish you all the best. God bless!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


It's amazing what can be found in one's backyard, one's neighborhood, one's town.

Have a great week!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Progression: Angkor in Color

Here is the painting I worked on from January to May of this year. 

Ever since going to Cambodia in 2010, I have been absolutely fascinated by the carvings and patterns of Southeast Asian art. It is fantastic. To honor the beauty in this part of the world, I wanted to create a painting based on a photo I took of a relief sculpture at the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The place was covered in relief sculptures—miles and miles of the carvings covering almost every exposed stone. 

I added my own spin by experimenting with color and light. Sometimes the patterns drove me a little crazy... they just keep on going! I thought it would never end. But it did, and I am happy with the result.

This is how it grew.

And finally, the finished product:

Angkor in Color.
Oil on canvas. 16x20in. 
Application with palette knife and brush (mostly brush).

Hope you like it! 

And if you know anyone interested in buying it... lemme know. :)