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Shadows on the hills of Hinewai Reserve. Painting landscapes in watercolour is a joy and struggle at the same time. The less layers the fresher it looks but so hard to achieve realistic result in only 1-2 layers. Soft edge is also the hardest one to achieve in watercolour but its most beautiful in my […]

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On the way to Stony Bay, Bank Peninsula Watercolour on paper 500x700mmEvery painting is a problem solving exercise. It's hard mental work! People often think it relaxing and fun. Well, not if you a professional artist creating serious body of work. #watercolorpainting #aquarelle #nzlandscape #landscapepainting #pasture #sheepfarming #hills #svetlanaorinko #supportlocalartists #contemporarypainting #creativeripplecommunity Posted by Intagrate […]

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Detail of a larger landscape painting that I have been working on. Abstract realism is my aim here. I love abstract as long as its skillfully executed. Unfortunately most abstract art this days is just a cover up for being unable to paint realism. You need to learn How to paint first before moving to […]

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I like to watch how light changes the painting. This one was done 100% an PleinAir without any touch up in the studio. This doesn't happen to me often. #pleinair #oilpainting #landscapepainting #nzlandscape #newzealand #mountaintop #svetlanaorinko Posted by Intagrate Lite

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It's not what you do it's how much Love you put into doing it!#imadethisrabbit #madewithlove #svetlanaorinko #knittedtoys #bunny Posted by Intagrate Lite

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Delicate petals are such a challenge to paint without overdoing it and still be able to show off all the folds and intricate detail and keeping it fresh and effortless at the same time. There is alot of effort of course going into it but the challenge is to make it look like effortless! This […]

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Hellebores blooming in my garden! It's my favourite flower to paint this time of the year! I want to start a series of them! But have to settle on two.#wip #paintingflowers #helebore #watercolour #watercolorpainting #aquarelle #акварель #springflowers #svetlanaorinko #artistonistagram #madewithlove Posted by Intagrate Lite

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Here is my wonderful hard working students at my workshop in LaValla Waikato last weekend. I was so lucky to have such an amazing bunch of people to work with and share lot of creative ideas. #watercolour #workshop #paintingflowers #helebore #svetlanaorinko Posted by Intagrate Lite

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Been busy in the garage framing my paintings! Each frame is lovingly customized with layers of paint, wax and patina dust. You can see on the first photo piece of moulding before I changed its colour and lovely pink dust to match peonies! I am so happy with the outcome! Painting and one of a […]

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Spring just around the corner! Some Kowhai trees already blossoming! Finishing this painting for upcoming exhibition at StBede's College 23-25th of October in Christchurch. Hope to see you there. #flowerpainting #oilpainting #nznative #paintingflowers #svetlanaorinko #artistonistagram #madewithlove #kowhai Posted by Intagrate Lite

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