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Quarantine sketchbook vol.1, Elizaveta Ostapenko

Due to the current travel and communication restrictions, I am not able to collect new research material from the city site. Therefore during my stay at home, I decided to go through my old photo archive of found objects, street encounters, and compositions.

These images created a foundation for my quarantine sketchbook project which I would like to share with you now. I will continue working on this series until the end of the quarantine. So please stay tuned as I will add more pages soon.

If you want to find out more about my work, please have a look at my introductory post or visit my Instagram page – @liza__ostapenko.

Have a great day and take care of yourself!

All paintings are made with acrylic or gouache paint on 14,5 x 20,5 cm sketchbook paper sheets.

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    Cynthia Fusillo

    These are wonderful! thank your sharing..gouache is my favourite paint!!

    1. Elizaveta Ostapenko

      Thank you, Cynthia!

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    Nazar Niazmetov

    Thank you for sharing!
    I like the shades and forms, also, your artistic search through restrictions
    which could be a metaphor, but are in the case quite obvious – the windows frame

    1. Elizaveta Ostapenko

      Thanks, Nazar! You’re right. I’ve been thinking a lot about this “window framing”. I like how it combines the metaphor and the actual composition cropping.

  3. Taarn Scott

    These are so beautiful! A good project within current confines, will be cool to follow! 🙂

    1. Elizaveta Ostapenko

      Thank you Taarn!

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    Anastasia Patsey

    Those are impressive images. I like the “flat” quality of the space and the simplified colours. For some reason they give me a fresco-like feeling. The window frame is a strong metaphor.

    1. Elizaveta Ostapenko

      It’s interesting that you wrote about frescos. Never thought about it. Thank you, Anastasia!

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