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Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
In March of 2017 the Mojave Desert came alive with a multitude of wild flowers. I painted a little plein air study titled Desert Spring in Lancaster California when California Poppies were in full bloom. In April I went ahead with a larger scale work and this is the result. This work is painted on a deep edge canvas with sides painted. The artwork is sold unframed but is ready to display with hanging wire attached. The Floater Frame in the second photo is available in as is condition for additional $99. Let me know if you need this frame and I will adjust this listing.
Born in Lithuania and raised in the Russian part of the Soviet Union I now reside on the outskirts of greater Los Angeles in the free-spirited Topanga Canyon, where I am able to quickly access the little known rural scenes in the Santa Monica Mountains, as well as famous and popular beaches and cliffs from Malibu to Santa Monica. By gracefully simplifying my brushwork and color I aim to convey the feeling of vastness of the California landscape. My floral watercolors are Botanical Plein Air, where I find the beauty in not only the flowers, but in the imperfections of withered leaves and stems. Each spring I hike on local trails to paint the diverse and delicate California's wild flowers. My fresh palette and brushstrokes are the result of the academic art training I received in Moscow, Russia and many years of painting en plein air in Southern California.