I went to Arizona after leaving the AWA Show in Texas, and of course hit the Main Street galleries in Scottsdale, including one of my favorite galleries, Gallery Russia. So many of the Russian painters are so good – I hope because they’ve been in art school since they were 12, and not because they are innately superior! When I saw this piece, I just had to buy it. The artist, Sergei Kovalenko is Russian, living in Russia, and in his early 30’s!! Damn kids!
I aspire to paint like this. I can’t imagine that it will ever happen in the next thousand years…but I’m going to work toward it. The painting is roughly 24 x 30, and is of the artist’s wife.