First Inspiration Blog Post!

Posted by Feliks Kaparchuk on

Hey guys! Welcome to my first blog post. I will be using this space to document my inspirations which mostly come from the places around me that I am able to explore and document which then become aspects of my pieces. This first post will demonstrate where I got my inspiration for my piece: "Feels Like Home".

Many people often ask me: "Do you use reference photos for your paintings or do they come from your imagination?" The simple answer is both! I love to take photos, so when I'm out and about either traveling or in my home town of Seattle, I will take some photos and then use aspects from the photos and incorporate them into my own style to translate my vision.

These photos below were taken from a recent hike I went on near North Bend in Washington State. This hike is called "Kendall Katwalk", it was supposed to be a sunny day in September but really ended up being very misty and rainy! At first, I was bummed out, but it actually gave me the inspiration to make a misty forest with some mushrooms. 

My Inspiration to my original Painting "Feels Like Home"


This piece "Feels Like Home" is still a work in progress, I will continue to work on adding details but I hope these photos will give you a better idea of where I got my inspiration for this painting.


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  • I have used arcylic on and off now for several years or longer. I enjoy watching several artist on YouTube, and have just recently found you. I admire the work and friendly manuar of Bob Ross and his work and speed with great results in OIL. I ,at age 76, have yet to try oils because I like the drying time of arcylics and the ability to layer them. So this brings me to YOU. You have a great manner in your tutorials – I very much like that, also I now have a new way to approach the blending that you do. Thank you for this. It is exactly what is the bridge I was trying to accomplish in arcylics

    Mike Hamper on
  • Hello Feliks!! I absolutely adore your style and your paintings. I am new to this art and you are my favorite youtube acrylic artist on youtube. You explain so well and your paintings are wonderful.

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  • @Dodie Thank you! That is very kind of you and I appreciate you and your husband’s great support!

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  • Hi, my husband is a painter and I am the glass an resin Artist. I am so excited to have found you an looking forward to videos an stuff! Your such inspiration and smart! God Blessed you! !

    Dodie Connor on
  • First I must say how much I enjoy your tutorials. I am wanting to get the brushes you actually use as I don’t really see what you use in the store. If you would please tell me where to order them I would appreciate it. When I try to make leaves on the trees or the grass in the waterfall scene it just comes out too flat, thanks and I will continue to enjoy………Jo Jones

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