I am excited about this new piece. It's going to be a little bit challenging to use acrylic. I love to work with oil, but will see what happens.
Working on that piece right now. It brings me memory of the trip in 2011. Beautiful place! Amazing colors!
There are so many cool and scenic places in Chattanooga! I wish I would have more time to paint it all!
"Big River Restaurant" Oil on Canvas, 16x20.
I always wanted to have something that will remind me landscapes of Russia. That's why I decided to copy a painting of one of the greatest Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi. I love his sense of light and colors. He is one of the best at painting light at night, or night byitself. Here you can find more information about him. So, my copy of his work is below. I didn't want to copy every detail. I was focused more on the color harmony and light in his painting
Chattanooga Market, Mother's day Celebration
May 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Last Sunday I was displaying and selling my art work at Chattanooga Market. http://chattanoogamarket.com/
Moscow Park Uskoe. It is amazing that all you need to do to find yourself in a quiet place without the noise of the big city is take an eight minute walk from Metro Konkovo.
This is special place for my wife and me. We enjoyed our time together there by talking a walk. On one sunny day when the sun was going down, (it's getting dark at 4 during winter time in Moscow) we saw a beautiful view. The colors of the sunset were bright and alive, snow was reflecting interesting colors. I think everyone would notice the beauty of nature if they would see something similar to that. I personally truly enjoy nature when I can put my impressions on the canvas. Even then I don't feel satisfaction because I can not fully transmit what is inside. When it happens I better understand what Dostoevsky said: "I am now reading over what I have just written, and I see that I am much cleverer than what I have written. How is it that what is expressed by a clever man is much more stupid than what is left in him?"..
There is nothing wrong and shameful when a person who is in the process of moving towards his/her goal sometimes makes clumsy and faltering steps. The most important thing is that he/she is getting closer to the goal.
By Veniamin Slobodenko who tries to be an artist.