oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Revisiting the Babushka painting
I've been watching a fantastic set of dvds about Russian Painting. I got it from the library. It's called A Sentimental trip home by Mikhalkov Nikita. It's subtitled and seems to have been produced for Russian television. Each episode is about a particular Russian painting and the story associated with it. The programs aren't instructional about how to paint..it's about the painter's lives and why they painted what they painted. I recommend it! It's clear that that Russians are never timid about lavishly applying paint..not to mention how they love color. I started this painting a couple of weeks ago. Tonight I sanded her down and tried to put the new paint on with смелость! (courage).