Category Archives: Gouache

A View From Inverness of the Tomales Bay

Tomales Bay Landscape- Patrushka

 

Title: Tomales Bay

Size: 7″ x 10″

Medium: Gouache/watercolor on Arches paper

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A Tomales Bay Landscape

This is a view of the Tomales Bay from the small town of Inverness, in Northern California. I saw the bay peeking though the vegetation with the large old oak in front, and sat down to soak it all in. This resulted in a relaxing, free and fun little painting session and the above image.

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In The Redwoods

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Title: In The Redwoods, a small study

Size: 7″ x 10″

Medium: Watercolor on paper

This is a small study I painted while enjoying the redwoods at Samuel P. Taylor State Park, near Marin in Nor Cal.

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The Geisha Known As Amelie

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“I like to look for things,  no one else catches…”

Title: The Geisha Known As Amelie

Inspired by the movie and  character of Amelie (as played by Audrey Tautou). Directed and written by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Size: 16″ x 20″

Medium: Gouache on wood

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Lady Agatha

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Meet Agatha (played by Saoirse Ronan) from the film – The Grand Budapest Hotel.  I loved her character in the movie and all the directorial works of Wes Anderson.

I must say, I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birthmark the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen, while Mendl, genius though he is, looms over her like a hulking gorilla. Yet without question, without fail, always and invariably, she’s exceedingly lovely.  – Quote from the film, by M. Gustave

Title: Lady Agatha

Size: 16 x 20″

Medium: Gouache on wood panel, varnished

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Head Like A Heart

Head Like A Heart - Patrushka

“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”  ― Virginia Woolf

The Nine Inch Nails song “Head  Like A Hole” pounded through my brain while I painted this piece.

Title:  Head Like A Heart

Size: 12 x 16″

Medium: Gouache on Arches paper

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Lady Simone

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A portrait inspired by a woman named Simone, her beauty, her favorite flower – a peony, and her favorite color – mint green. Embellished with vintage design, fashion and the Day of the Dead. And as usual the wood grain playing within the flesh…

Title: Lady Simone

Size: 12″ x 16″

Medium: Gouache on wood panel, varnished

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Intertwined

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Inspired by: Growth and nature, breaking free from the confines of traditional roles and the basic human condition, becoming one with our natural environment.

Title: Intertwined

Size: 12″ x 16″

Medium: Gouache on Arches rag paper

“Beloved, gaze in thine own heart,
The holy tree is growing there;
From joy the holy branches start,
And all the trembling flowers they bear.”
— William Butler Yeats

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Under My Umbrella

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Another Geisha for my ongoing series, this one is about umbrellas and the symbolic as well as physical, comforting protection they provide. Inspired by two songs – “Bus Stop” by The Hollies and  “Umbrella” by Rihanna.

Title: Under My Umbrella

Size: 16″ x 20″

Medium: Gouache on wood, varnished

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A Cabin In The Woods

Cabin in The Woods by Patrushka

 

Title: Cabin In The Woods

This is a smaller piece, where the stained wood grain inspired an ominous presence, enveloping the structure. Influenced by all those dark and creepy cabin movies, a love of the supernatural and the winsome beauty of an abandoned shack in the forest. A little shabby shanty, off the grid, in the middle of a swampy nowhere – to call one’s own…

 Size: 8″ x 10″

  Medium: Gouache/Watercolor on birch wood panel, varnished

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An Alley In LA

LA Alley landscape - Patrushka

Title: Los Angeles Alley

Inspired by that dirty city of angels that holds a special place in my heart. Landscapes full of tangled telephone lines, dusty palm trees and paved asphalt dreams…

 Size: 12″ x 16″

  Medium: Gouache on Arches 100% cotton paper

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She’s Come Undone

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 Title:  She’s Come Undone

Inspiration: A vivid dream and the Guess Who’s song of the same name.

 Size:  14″ x 17″

  Medium:  Gouache On Wood

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The Day Of The Lily

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 Title:  The Day of the Lily, a Day of the Dead inspired work

 Size:  11″ x 14″

  Medium:  Gouache On Wood (varnished)

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The Passenger

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 Title:  The Passenger (Iggy Pop)

 Size:  10″ x 14″

  Medium:  Gouache On Wood (varnished)

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These Roots I Grew

 

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 Title:  These Roots I Grew For You

 Inspired by the sacrifices we make for someone we love and the sadness when they are rejected. Also inspired by our environment and the destruction we visit upon Mother Nature.

 Size:  11″ x 14″

  Medium:  Gouache on wood panel, varnished

 

“I remember what you told me before you went out on your own

“Sometimes to keep it together, we got to leave it alone.”

So you can get on with your search, baby, and I can get on with mine

And maybe someday we will find , that it wasn’t really wasted time”

– The Eagles

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Hedgehog Takes A Ride

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 Title: Hedgehog Takes A Ride

 Inspired by hedgehogs and their cuteness, magic and the sun.

 Size: 10.5″ x 13.25″

  Medium: Gouache on wood, varnished.

“I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride…”

– Steppenwolf

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The Geisha of Twin Peaks

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Title: The Geisha of Twin Peaks
Inspired by the character of Josie Packard, played by Joan Chen, on the Twin Peaks TV show, directed by David Lynch.
  
Size: 9.5″ x 14″
  
Medium: Gouache on a log slice, varnished.
  

Geisha – The word consists of two kanji, 芸 (gei) meaning “art” and 者 (sha) meaning “person” or “doer”. The most literal translation of geisha into English would be “artist,” “performing artist,” or “artisan.”
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Let Love Rule

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Title: Let Love Rule
  
Size: 16.5″ x 18.5″
  
Medium: Gouache on found wood, varnished.
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Camille Caged

 

Title: Camille Caged

Medium: Mixed media on wood

This piece was used on the exhibition card for my current solo show, you may see the info here – SR2 Gallery Link.

She is a portrait of Camille Claudel , a French sculptor, graphic artist and model/mistress of Auguste Rodin. She was wrongly committed to an insane asylum for 30 years and died there.