Monday, March 25, 2013

Cor Meum Tuum Est

My heart is yours

A new large piece in slow, methodical progress.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ali Miles Jewellery Collaboration

Monika Viktoria Illustration for ALi Miles Fine Jewellery

A series of bright jewels and gems I painted for the incredible Ali Miles Fine Jewellery - based in Sydney, Australia. Her new website has just launched, and it was my pleasure to be a part of it, creating this original watercolour painting of "Siren" wearing her gorgeous Silver and Gold  Mermaid rings, crusted in tiny Sapphires and Diamonds. 

I encourage you to visit her website for a peek at some beautiful, hand-crafted treasures. Keep your eye out for the project section, featuring my series of paintings here.

The beautiful Gold and Silver Mermaid rings that were the inspiration for "Siren"

It was my utmost pleasure to work on this exciting and wonderful project with Ali miles Fine Jewellery. For queries about commissions and collaborations, please drop me an email:
 monimano @ hotmail . com

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Amber & Rose Progress

Some work-in-progress snapshots of my latest A2 sized watercolour, Amber & Rose.

I hope to finish her today - it is tricky with only two sporadic days off to dedicate to my art. During the week I try to take lots of shots on instagram (follow @monikaviktoriaart) and update my facebook art-page to get feedback and keep me motivated by everyone's support and encouragement. If you don't follow my page yet, please do:

Love is always welcome :-}

Monday, March 11, 2013

Violet, lavender and lilac

I'm all about lavender and lilac these days. With names like: heather, soft violet, parchment, rose lake, cyclamen, and old rose, my new pencils give away my mood and the colour palette for my new works.

Printed dresses by the ever lovely Miss Caitlin Shearer: a gorgoeus girl, fabulous illustrator, and soon to take over the world with her darling dress designs. One day I will throw away all my clothes and only wear dresses designed by her.

On the drawing table and around the studio this week:

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pastel Gems

Some more images from the collaborative project I've worked on these past few weeks. Gemstones painted in pastel washes of watercolour.

I never used to be the sort of girl that was entranced by glitter and gold... that is until I started work for a fine-jeweller a few years ago. The artist in me entranced by colours, and the nerd intrigued by what nature can do, fell under the spell of precious gems. Ever since I've been hoping to collaborate with a designer on illustrative and jewellery related projects.

Friday, March 1, 2013

In the ocean singing your song

An exciting collaboration I've been working on with a fantastic young jeweller. I'm almost there, and ready to take the final nice photographs for publication. All will be revealed then - in the meantime, here are some progress snapshots taken during the process. Most (and more) are shared on my instagram, which I'm obsessed with now. Find me under: monikaviktoriaart