A new thematic week "Ripe Strawberries" has begun. Today I want to tell you not about embroidery, though there are a lot of ripe strawberries in it, but about three wonderful artists, representatives of different generations, in whose paintings summer is unusually bright, juicy, tasty!
The oldest of them is Vladimir Zhdanov. He was born in Omsk in 1959, currently he is living in Pushkin (St. Petersburg). Themes of his paintings: Siberian landscape, images of ancient Russian cities and Royal residences, still life, female and children's portraits. He works with oil, watercolors, pastels. Paintings are in many private collections in Russia and abroad. Landscapes and still lives by Vladimir Zhdanov are filled with warmth of the Russian village, hot summer days, carefree rural childhood. How beautiful are strawberries in some of his still lives!
The second artist is Lidia Datsenko. She was born in Monino, Moscow region. The main direction in her work is still life. The artist's works are also in private collections around the world. Lidia Datsenko's works feel like summer, they are often called country ones: an old solid table with a doily or tablecloth, fragrant field and lush garden flowers, ruby cherries, blue plums and, of course, ripe fragrant strawberries!
The third artist, who I want to tell you about, is Ekaterina Kalinovskaya. She was born in Vitebsk, Belarus. Ekaterina was fond of painting since childhood. In 2004, she graduated from the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, faculty of painting. Since 2006 she lives and works in St. Petersburg. Despite the fact that the artist is very young, she is already known far beyond Russia. Ekaterina is a participant and winner of Russian and international competitions. Her works are in private collections in Russia, the USA, Germany, France, Norway, Finland, England... Paintings by Ekaterina Kalinovskaya fascinate with their simplicity and realism: you look at them and hardly stop yourself from touching fluttering wings of a butterfly, and you feel the smell of ripe apples, the aroma of wild strawberries and ripe strawberries!
Each of these pictures as if asks to have a scheme for embroidery! So there is immense scope for creativity! Go for it! Create! Embroider!