Thursday, December 1, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tall Ship "Royal Clipper"

Name: Royal Clipper
Owner: Star Clippers
Port of registry: Luxembourg
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 5000 gross tons
Length: 439 ft (134.8 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16.5 m)
Draft: 18.5 ft (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Masts: 5
Sails: 42
Sail Area: 56,000 ft² (5,202.6 m²)
2 Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines
Capacity: 227 passengers (Max)
Crew: 106 crew

Barque Krusenstern

photo by Żeglarz

This four-masted barque is the second-largest tall ship in the world.

Name: Padua (1926–46)
Kruzenshtern (1946–)
Namesake: Padua Adam Johann Krusenstern
Owner: F. Laeisz, Hamburg (1926–46)
Soviet Navy (1946–91)
Russian Navy (1991–)
Operator: F. Laeisz, Hamburg (1926–46)
Port of registry: Hamburg (1920–33)
Hamburg (1933-46)
Riga (1946–81)
Tallinn (1981–91)
Kaliningrad (1991–)
Route: as Padua: between Hamburg & Chile
Builder: Joh. C. Tecklenborg, Bremerhaven
Yard number: 408
Launched: 11 June 1926
Fate: surendered to the USSR as reparations 1946
Status: in service

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Exhibition organization. Part two. Safe delivery of your art.

* Bubble wrap is perfect for protecting a painting from damage. First wrap in plastic and then create bubble wrap pillows for paintings and seal tight with packing tape. The pillows are made by taping one layer of bubble wrap smooth side to the painting, taping, and then taking a second layer bubble side down so that it creates a "pocket" that is bubble to bubble.

Exhibition organization. Part one. Framing your art.

Any frame I choose should complement the art it framing.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of choices.
There are some rules we should count:

Crushing wave

My art:

acrylic painting (board, 60x80cm), inspired by Roy Lang.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


My art:

Persian miniature. Inspired by illustration in very old persian book.
Floating picture.
Gouache on card, 15x12 cm
I used watercolour to create effect of burnt paper edges

Birds and flowers. Persian miniature

My art:

miniature 10x7cm gouache on card


My art:

acrylic on canvas

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tall ship

The terms tall ship that we will use often in this site does not correspond to a specific type of sailing vessel. It usually means a large, traditionally rigged (in terms of sails) sailing vessel. It can be “technically” a full ship but doesn’t need to be.

The biggest type is called a full-rigged ship and it looks like this:
A full-rigged ship has at least three masts all square rigged (her name is Christian Radich)

Romantic! Nice tall ships

Seascape&boat collage

My art:

Fish clock

My art:

I painted acrylic fish on round canvas with palette knife (+heavy body acrylic paint), then I attached a clock mechanism through the hole I made.

oil seascape

My art:

oil on board 25x30 cm, "alla prima"

Abstract seascape

My art:

acrylic on canvas 70x50 cm

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Water as source of life, the most magic thing in the wold. It carries the information and it is so powerful. It is my greatest inspiration for my art.

My art:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Watercolour fish

My art:

I've got a wonderful book. I was learning chinese painting style. This watercolour painting (25x25 cm) was a part of my study from this book: