Author Archives: Yelena Shabrova

SVOS Winter Preview Exhibit at the San Jose Bridge Club 2015

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I will have two of my older pieces at the San Jose Bridge Center from January 27 till April 28, 2015:

Yelena Shabrova ~ New Spring I ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75" x 4.75"

New Spring I ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75″ x 4.75″

Yelena Shabrova ~ New Spring II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75" x 4.75"

New Spring II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75″ x 4.75″

There will be no reception for this show.

The San Jose Bridge Center is located at 1300 White Oak, Suite 103, Campbell, CA.

A sketch a day: digital horse

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Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: digital horse  ~ Painter Mobile Pro

Painter Mobile Pro

I am gradually making friends with Painter Mobile Pro. Most of it happens on the Galaxy 5 phone because the screen on my tablet responds to a stylus a little erratically. The phone allows to draw surprisingly precise thin lines, it does not mind blending, smudging, or multiple layers. Well, for the most time. Every now and then it needs a little time to show me the result. Very handy for sketching on the go but still does not exactly a replacement for real tools and paper.

A sketch a day: striped leaves

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Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: striped leaves ~ pen and ink, pastel on Canson drawing paper, 6" x 4"

pen and ink, pastel on Canson drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

Trying out new artist pens that I got for the New Year. They are Sharpy Stylo and Pigma Micron pens. So far, Micron ones win with a little finer lines and more steady ink flow (that’s the left and center leaves).

Silicon Valley Open Studios “Sneak Preview” at Art Ark Gallery

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About a dozen of my artworks will be a part of the Silicon Valley Open Studios preview exhibit at the Art Ark Gallery.

Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains - colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 14.5" x 10.5"

Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains – colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 14.5″ x 10.5″

Art Ark Gallery is located at 1035 South 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112.

Gallery Hours: Saturday, January: 17th, 24th & 31st 11-4 pm.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10th 6-9 pm.
Closing Reception: Friday, February 6th 6-9 pm.

I will also be sitting in the gallery on January 31, 1:30 pm – 4 pm.

Stop by if you are in the area, it will be great to see you!

Other participating artists: Lisa Babbitt, Rebecca Bangs, Leanne Bouwer, Trudi Burney, Jerry Carpenter, Gabriel Coke, Angela Cunningham, John Ediger, Marianne Eichenbaum, Liz Fennell, Yvette Head, Yvonne Head, Marilynn Host, Susannah Jackson, Leslie Lambert, Jim Lee, Alyssa Levitan, Oleg Lobykin, Stephanie Maclean, Daniel McLean, Dana Nehdaran, Dariush Nehdaran, Christine Oliver, Karen Olsen, Mohana Pradhan, Christine Rasmussen, Sally Rayn, Bill Sarnoff, Edwin Simon, Anthony Stenberg, Janet Trenchard, Nancy Woods, Helen Yang.

This preview is an opportunity to see some of the art and meet the artists prior to the Open Studios held in the first three weekends of May, 2015.

A sketch a day: horse head

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Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: horse head ~ graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper, 4" x 6"

graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

I wanted to finish this one yesterday and make it my last horse drawn in the departing year of the Horse, but of course that didn’t happen. So let it be the first horse of the new year with many more to follow.

I want to thank you all for following me and supporting my art and wish you all the very best in the new year 2015!

Gathering IV (rocks in pen and ink, 4″ x 4″) finished

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The fourth piece in the “Gathering” series got no horses, it is dedicated to the beauty of many rock patterns.

I think I will do the final piece the same way, without any representative images. Most comments that I get about this series is about the beauty of rocks themselves it seems fitting to get back to the original idea and focus on that.

The original ($80.00) and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Pen and ink” collection.