Sunday, August 15, 2021

Quarantine Art

It's been a very long pandemic. And it's far from being over, now that the Delta variant is on the rise, 17 months since the initial lockdown began on March 20th of 2020 in NY. The time spent in quarantine offered opportunities for new kinds of drawing: from the screen, over Zoom. I didn't love it at first (and I'm not sure I would ever truly "love" drawing from a monitor or a TV, because a monitor is inherently flat, while the entire point of drawing from life is its dimensionality.) However, one can argue that art arises from taking advantage of limitations and constraints. So I took advantage of being home and having access to internet. I'm also including some landscape collages I've done during vacations with my partner, when we'd rent Airbnb cottages and spend a week here or there. I started to play with cut paper more. I love what it does visually! And I should mention that prints are available for sale. You can order them here and email me with image requests if you don't see the one you want. The sizes and prices apply to all art I've already created (but it doesn't apply to new commissions.)
All art in this post is copyright Julia Sverchuk 
©2021 and cannot be used or repurposed without my written permission



Saturday, August 14, 2021

Racial Reckoning of 2020

Drawings from June 2020 peaceful protests in Brooklyn, triggered by the murder of George Floyd during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Spain!

photo by Dana Haynes

In the fall of 2019, my partner and I had such a blast in Spain! We began in Granada for a dear friend's wedding, where I drew the Flamenco performance. Then we proceeded to Barcelona. I couldn't wait to visit my beloved Sagrada Familia, for the 3rd time now. First visit happened over a decade ago, on my first solo reportage trip. The second visitation with Gaudi's masterpiece took place during the Urban Sketcher's 4th International symposium.  This time 'round, Sagrada Familia had made significant growth, had acquired many more towers and a start of the 3rd facade.  We visited the church three times during a 5-day stay in Barcelona, and it still felt like it wasn't enough... I have never been inside a more beautiful place. And I can't wait to see it again!

Flamenco in Granada

Flamenco in Granada

Flamenco in Granada

Sagrada Familia, Passion Facade. 2019 



Sagrada Familia, Nativity Facade, 2019

Sagrada Familia, Passion Facade, 2019



Sagrada Familia, Nativity Facade, 2019


Sagrada Familia, Interior 2019


Sagrada Familia, Interior 2019

Cathedral of Barcelona, 2019

Cathedral of Barcelona, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Southwest Vacation

Photo by Dana Haynes
America the Beautiful! Man, there is SO much to see and explore... I've never been to Arizona nor Utah until last week. Our sweet, week-long Southwest vacation covered the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Marble and Glen Canyons, Lake Powell and Zion National Park. The winter storm made everything less accessible but more beautiful, and added to the magic.

Happy 100th Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park, founded on Feb. 26th 1919

Happy 100th Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park, founded on Feb. 26th 1919
Happy 100th Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park, founded on Feb. 26th 1919

Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, AZ
Sunset over the Navajo Mountain in Glen Canyon, AZ [part 1]

Sunset over the Navajo Mountain in Glen Canyon, AZ [part 2]

Glen Canyon, AZ





Marble Canyon and Colorado River


Zion National Park in Winter Whiteout. UT
Mule Deer in Zion National Park, UT

Zion National Park, UT
Zion Rocks