About Me

My photo
Aleksandra is a fine artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Arizona State University and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fashion Design from Phoenix College . She lives and works in Phoenix , Arizona. She moved form Bosnia and Herzegovina (Former Yugoslavia) in 1997 with her family. She taught drawing at the Jewish Family Services Center in Phoenix. At Paradise Valley Community College she teaches various art classes in the Continuing Education Division. Her work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows. She works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Color inspires her the most. Her motto: " Every man in creating the beautiful appearance of the dream world is a perfect artist." Friedrich Nietzsche

Follow by Email

January 23, 2010

PROJECT #7 PAINTING IN ACRYLIC (step-by-step demo)

PROJECT #7 Step-by- Step Demonstration 
Goth Queen  acrylic on paper
(detail 2010)

MATERIALS NEEDED:
1. Acrylic Paint (colors used: white, cerulean blue, phtalo blue, burnt umber, cad.red. cad. yellow & black)
2. palette (paper/ plastic plate will do for a smaller painting)
3. spray bottle to keep your paints moist
4. rags/ paper towel to clean brushes
5. brushes

  sketch in green watercolor pencil
( I picked green for no particular reason)
on gessoed paper

Working with diluted paint ( just add more water)
starting in the background working my way throughout
the painting. Look for larger shapes at this stage.
For example, the dark shadow next to her cheek.


Then  slowly build up skin tones
without going into too much detail at this stage.
As always I work my way up from the dark tones 
to the light.


(face detail)
The wig is a fiery orange-red color.  I worked
with cad. red + aliz. crimson + lemon yellow+ cad. yellow
using multiple layers to achieve vibrancy.
The skin tones are leaning toward
cool  reds/pinks and purples. 
 

For the scarecrow in the back I used a lot of cad. yellow
with red to make it orange. For highlights I added white to the
cad. yellow . Use sparingly.
The dark parts are a mix of phtalo blue+black.


Goth Queen acrylic on paper 11x9 in 2010 $225

The last thing I did was to add the highlights  ( almost pure
titanium white with a hint of pale blue) on the dress
and the jewelry.




Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration.
ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

January 08, 2010

NEW Art Classes at AAG( Arizona Artist Guild) !


New ART CLASSES
in the new AAG ( Arizona Artist Guild ) space!
18411 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85023
( just south of Union Hills and 7th Ave. intersection)
To see the map click HERE .


STARTING JANUARY 28th, 2010!


MIXING COLOR (ACRYLIC)
This class will explore primary, secondary, tertiary, complimentary, split-complimentary and analogous colors. Create your own color wheel and practice mixing the value changes, lowering the intensity of two complimentary colors and much more! E-mail the teacher for the list of supplies.
9 am-12
5 Thursdays
NO CLASS February 25, 2010

(January 28th-March 4th 2010)




INTRO TO ACRYLIC PAINTING
Time to learn and/ or renew acrylic painting skills. We will discuss the brushes, paints,painting mediums, palettes, supports and other important basics. There will be demonstrations of various techniques with an overview of color basics and elements of composition. E-mail the teacher for the list of supplies.
1-4pm
5 Thursdays
NO CLASS February 25, 2010
(January 28th-March 4th 2010)



OPEN TO ANY SKILL LEVEL 
from beginner to advanced!

COST: $225 for 5 weeks
starting January 28th, 2010
(NO CLASS February 25th, 2010)
Registration deadline: January 25th, 2010

INSTRUCTOR: Aleksandra Buha

Write your check payable to
AAG for $225 and mail to AAG treasurer,
CHUCK BONSTELLE
3437 E. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85028



Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration.
ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

January 06, 2010

2010 SPRING SEMESTER AT PVCC!

2010 SPRING  ART CLASSES  
AT PVCC START FEBUARY 1, 2010!

 
To view the class selection , click HERE .
I will be teaching the following classes.

COLOR WHEEL: OIL or ACRYLIC

Color serves different purposes when creating artwork. By understanding and knowing the color wheel, you will be able to choose the right mood and overall feeling in your paintings. This class will explore primary, secondary, tertiary, complimentary, split-complimentary and analogous colors. Create your own color wheel and practice mixing the value changes, lowering the intensity of two complimentary colors and much more! Materials list. 
No class February 15.
Instructor:  Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10158
#58260        Feb 1 - 22           9am-12pm
Fee:  $59     3 Mondays          K114


PAINTING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS OIL/ ACRYLIC
 Individual and unique styles will be encouraged for the beginner and intermediate artist, as you learn about oil and acrylic media and how to use either of them to create paintings from your personal photos or favorite pictures. Manipulate, enlarge, crop and combine images to create dynamic compositions.
  No class February 15 or March 15.
Instructor:  Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10134
#57898                  Feb 1 – Mar 22               6:30-9:30pm
Fee:  $89               6 Mondays                       K114


FUN WITH COLLAGE
Transform everyday materials, mementos and decorations into collage.  This art can be produced easily and is inexpensive.  It presents a personal, spontaneous way of working with various materials from paper to fabric.  Explore fabric collage, calligraphy and found object collage.  You will be able to use leftover pieces of artwork and old sketches to create something new and exciting.   
Instructor:  Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10149
#60274                Apr 5 – May 3               9am-12pm
Fee: $79              5 Mondays                   K114

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING
If you ever wanted to learn about oil painting, this class is for you. We will discuss the brushes, paints, painting mediums, palettes, supports and other important basics. There will be demonstrations of various techniques such as dry brush, painting on a toned ground, all prima painting, working with painting knives and glazing with an overview of color basics (value, hue, saturation and temperature) and elements of composition.  Materials list can be found at www.paradisevalley.edu/ce. 
Instructor:  Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10157
#58264               Apr 5 – May 3              6:30-9:30pm
Fee:  $99            5 Mondays                  K114



 If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me.

Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration.
ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

NON-CREDIT CLASSES at PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

To get a complete listing of all SPRING 2011 classes in the Continuing Education at PVCC click here

PEN AND INK with Watercolor

Explore and apply different texturing techniques (contour lines, parallel lines, hating, crosshatching, dots and stippling) to your work and use them separately or combined to produce countless effects in pen and ink with watercolor.

Improve your skills through various demonstrations and exercises. You will create value charts and bars for future reference. Students will also receive one on one instruction throughout the course.
For supply list contact the instructor at :

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com
Instructor: Aleksandra Buha.

Subject: Cont_ed Course# 100-10150
#58148 Feb 5 – Apr
2 1-4pm
Fee:$129 8 Saturdays UHILLS Q151
No class March 19.

#58864 Mar 31- May 5 3:30-6pm
Fee: $109 6 Thursdays BLKMTN 109

PAINTING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

Individual and unique styles will be encouraged for the beginner and intermediate artist, as you learn about oil and acrylic media and how to use either of them to create paintings from your personal photos or favorite pictures. Manipulate, enlarge, crop and combine images to create dynamic compositions.

For supply list contact the instructor at:

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com


Instructor: Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10134

#58124 Feb 5 - Apr 9 9am-12pm
Fee: $129 8 Saturdays UHILLS Q151

No class February 26 and March 19.

#58125 Feb 2 - Mar 23 2 - 5pm
Fee: $119 7 Wednesdays BLKMTN 109

No class March 16.

NEW! STILL LIFE PAINTING

Learn how to arrange and sketch basic geometric and turn them into fruits, flowers and other traditional still life arrangements. We will explore composition, laying out and planning, rhythm, color schemes and much more through various exercises.

Bring your own still life components or paint from the classroom set-up. All painting levels welcome. Students will also receive one on one instruction throughout the course.

For supply list contact the instructor at :

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com
Instructor: Aleksandra Buha

Subject: Cont_ed Course# 100-10257


#58122 Apr 16- May 7 1-4pm
Fee: $99 4 Saturdays UHILLS Q151

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

If you ever wanted to learn how to paint with oils, this class is for you. We will discuss the brushes, paints, painting mediums, palettes, supports and other important basics.

There will be demonstrations of various techniques such as dry brush, painting on toned ground, all prima painting, working with painting knives and glazing with an overview of color basics (value, hue, saturation and temperature) and elements of composition.

For supply list contact the instructor at :

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com
Instructor: Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10157


#56716 Jan 31- Mar 21 6:30-9:30pm
Fee: $119 6 Mondays UHILLS Q151

No class February 21, March 14.

#58126 Feb 2 – Mar 23 6-9pm
Fee: $119 7 Wednesdays BLKMTN 109
No class March 16.

INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING

This class is designed for students who wish to expand their painting capabilities. We will be covering composition, value and color. Brushwork and knife techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. This is designed to get you moving beyond the “comfort zone” in your painting.

We will also work from still life set-ups in the classroom. Students will also receive one on one instruction throughout the course. Critiques will be given.

For supply list contact the instructor at :

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com

Instructor: Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10259


#58127 Mar 28- May 2 6:30-9:30pm
Fee: $109 6 Mondays UHILLS Q151

#58128 Mar 30 – May 4 6-9pm
Fee: $109 6 Wednesdays BLKMTN 109

CLASS LOCATION(S):

Paradise Valley Community Collage (PVCC)

18401 N. 32nd street

Phoenix, AZ 85032

For map click here.

PVCC at Black Mountain Campus

34250 N. 60th St.

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

For a map click here.

Buy My Art/ Prints at Imagekind!

Aleksandra's Artwork- Flash FREE Slide Show!

Art Prints