ABOUT ME💫

Me joining a Bali art meeting for girls

Hi, fellow creative soul! My name is Masha, I’m 30, I’m the author of this Acrylic Painting Blog and I’m a part-time self-taught abstract artist. I’m currently living in Indonesia, Bali and have more time to paint!

I was born and raised in Russia (I absolutely recommend you to travel around Russia!). My father taught me how to draw and paint – first, I was painting portraits of our cats, beautiful dolls and I was seriously creating some architectural plans for dream houses. Later, I was learning painting as a hobby in art centers, but I could only fully discover it in 2018 with oils. It looks like I’m painting for all my life, or at least about 20 years!

Working on a landscape in a studio. Oil

Today, I’m mainly in the abstract genre with acrylics: on paper and canvas. I love small-sized pieces, but nothing excites me more than a large blank canvas! I adore the thickness of the acrylic paint and both texture and smoothness. For me, abstract painting is a sort of freedom – both creative and intellectual. Everyone will see something for themselves in my paintings, and I’m thankful just to have the opportunity to paint.

Yet, I’m struggling a little bit with quality supplies here in Indonesia, but we’re planning to travel to Europe soon and I’ll go wild with all kind of art supplies: I want to buy more gouaches, epoxy, and polymer clay and start making some crafts! I’m so excited about it!

I love experimenting and mostly I do something by myself and only then do I google it – it’s way more interesting! I also love pottery and every once in a while I do some wheel throwing classes – so satisfying and meditative!

All pieces made by me 🙂

As I’m a self-taught artist my blog is my diary. I’m learning and I’m immediately sharing it with you, I acknowledge experienced artists and will always tell you what they are saying too, as I’m not yet an expert – I’m with you on this art journey!

If you’re curious to know what I’m doing besides painting, you can sneak on my Instagram. I’m a digital nomad working in marketing (ads and SEO) and I love singing 🙂 Thank you for joining me!

You can always contact me by email: mashaeretnova@gmail.com

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SOME OF MY WORKS ON CANVAS

Here I’m just sharing a few works I’ve made (I’m a terrible photographer).

Object #11

70×90. Abstract painting. Acrylics on canvas.

Object #17. Love

70×90. Abstract painting. Textures. Acrylics on canvas. $180

Why this work is called Love? The bottom represents ourselves as individuals, more specifically, our past. We all have dark corners, traumas, experiences, memories. If we had a certain harmful and toxic scenario, we will repeat it again and again, staying in a dark circle.

The white line is a blank separator. It is the moment we are healing and meeting the Loved One. It is sort of starting from scratch. If you can do it, you will move forward to the top part, if you’re not ready yet, you’re back to the past.

The top part has the same black color representing the bottom – the past – as we can’t deny it, our past is a part of us, we are not becoming someone else, we are transforming our past experience into something healthier. You can also see grey color and white color, and kind of 2 objects on the canvas. It is us: we and our partner.

Somehow we are distant, somehow we are connected. We are different, but we are together – symbiosis.

Object #15

Round canvas, D=50 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on canvas. $75

WORKS ON PAPER

Object Series #1

25,5 x 35,5 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on thick paper. Available per piece. The whole series – $50.

Object #16

21,4 x 33 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on craft paper. Texture. $25.

Object #9

25,5 x 35,5 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on thick paper.

Object #10

25,5 x 35,5 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on thick paper.

Object #3 Woman

29,7 x 42 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on black paper.

Object #18

42 x 59,5 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on paper. $38.

Object #19

42 x 59,5 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on paper. $38.

Object #20

42 x 59,5 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on paper. $38.

COLOUR SERIES ON PAPER

Object #2

29,7 x 42 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on black paper. $28.

Object #5

29,7 x 42 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on black paper. $28.

Object #8

42 x 59,5 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on paper. $38.

Object #12

29,7 x 42 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on black paper. $28.

Object #23

21,4 x 33 cm. Abstract painting. Acrylics on craft paper. Texture. $25.

Object Series #2

Object Series #3

4 pieces. Easy to alternate in between.

Object Series #4

Styling the letter G.

WORKS NOT FOR SALE

Oil on canvas. Copy from my photo reference. The Caucasus.

Gouache. Canvas pad.

Acrylics. Reproduction of a French artist. Surfer.

Acrylics. Reproduction of a Polish artist.