Yosemite 2017

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

Last month, we visited Yosemite for an annual family trip. This is the second time we visited Yosemite this year as Jeremy and I stopped by there during our mini-moon. It’s really our happiest place on Earth – beautiful in all seasons, and just a little wild. The weather was actually very unpredictable (it rained for 2-3 days!) so we were very lucky to have had a sunny day to draw and sketch in the valley.

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

For these watercolor drawings, I wanted to have a more loose feel but still apply the things I learned last year. As I’ve painted here before, it was important to me to take in new views and just to take time to observe nature. It’s very rare to get to do that in general, so we really just enjoyed the day to ourselves – me with drawing and Jeremy with reading, in the beautiful Yosemite Valley. Hope we’ll get to visit again soon!

A Day Out: Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

A Day Out: Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

This weekend we had a great day out at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum. The museum features works of Noah Purifoy (1917–2004), an assemblage sculpture artist who worked in LA and Joshua Tree, California. Recently, LACMA has displayed some of the sculptures as part of a retrospective which brought interest to this body of work (this article by KCET is an interesting read if you want to learn more).

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A Day Out: Salton Sea + Bombay Beach, CA

A Day Out: Salton Sea + Bombay Beach Photography | Ekaterina Orlovie

A few weeks ago, we went out for a weekend camping trip to the Salton Sea. Jeremy and I wanted to visit this place for a long time since we both like photographing urban decay. It was like I thought it would be (dead fish, middle-of-no-where vibes) and also a complete surprise (serene,  beautiful, a place to escape to). After visiting, I can understand why people want to save this place and revive the area.

A Day Out: Salton Sea + Bombay Beach Photography | Ekaterina Orlovie

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