Blowing Trees: Paint the background first and let dry. Use a straw to blow brown paint around the paper to create the trunk and branches. Then use a Qtip to dot on random flower and leaf buds. Click link for more detailed instructions :)
Portrait of a Stranger by Misti (Mstislav) Pavlov I love the expressionistic technique, the delicacy and beauty of the subject is shown through contrastingly thick and Impressionist brushstrokes. I like the colours with the suggestion of flowers and how they enhance the beauty of the subject. I also like the positioning and composition of the piece as beauty is shown without seeing her face but in a unique way.