Dear citizens of Culemborg!

Thanks for the nice stories you tell me about the city. Now i know that the city wall was built in 14th century and it was twice bigger than now, that there is still an old tradition to ring the tower bells to notify farmers that gates close at 22:00. And old gentleman told me that there was a row of a little old houses in front of a windmill, that were remained in the 2nd World war, but were too old to survive to nowadays. I have depicted some birds on the painting: a hunting heron and ugly ducks sleeping under a bush. If you look closer, there is a woman, the owner of a house by the windmill, she stands in her garden in a blue jeans skirt and checks if i paint her house good enough.

By the way, thanks to the nice couple and a lady, history teacher. Didn’t asks your names, shame. It was nice to talk to you, guys.
Info for you: On August 25th, 20.00 Beiaardconcert: Malgosia Fiebig en Jeroenen Sandra van VeenABBA vanaf de DOM at   Pandhof (luisterplaats)
PS. Oil on cotton canvas, 40×60 cm.

Have you seen three horses?

There were even more, but they always moved and only three of them are going to stay in the history!

Quick sketch of field by Utrecht. Over-burned my hands, it was sunny and hot, but it worth it! Petite lovely painting with a windmill at the horizon. 30×40 cm, oil on canvas. June 2014. 

 

Neighbourhood in Utrecht.

Pleinair in June, 2014. Oil painting of yet another huge size 65×90 cm. Weather-beatened my hands, trying to hold my canvas against wind blowing me away. — в Utrecht.

This view is just around the corner or our house. I remember when I was painting it, a man came out of a house nearby and invited me to see some paintings in his apartment. He and his wife were moving that day to another town and after just a five minute talk they invited me to their new place to stay over a night and maybe to paint in that area. Dutch people never stop to impressed me by their hospitality.

Still life of flowers in a vase.

Rainy cloudy day drived me into painting these tiny field flowers with an iris and gerbera sticking out (extracted from a bunch of flowers). Took me about 2 hours to paint this beauty.

50×60, oil on canvas. June 2014.

Hastings, England.

April 2014, oil on canvas. If you look at this painting for more than 5 minutes, you will hear screaming seagulls, sound of the wind and sea. And nothing else.

Spring in Utrecht.

Oil painting 50×60 cm. April 2014.

You will be surprised, that this is the first painting in my life approved by my mom. Previous art works were ‘its ok’, ‘kids scribble’, ‘could be better’ and ‘I hope a drunkhard will buy it’. But this painting, she said ‘is marvellous’. So I’m very much impressed and happy. At first, with the painting, at second, that my mother started to like my art:) Gonna snow today:)

‘De beste buurt’.

Oil on canvas, 65 x 90 cm. April 2014.

Dear neighbours of Lange Nieuwstraat, you are nice and friendly! It was a pleasure meeting you all. This painting of Utrecht is a part of upcoming series ‘The Netherlands are more than Amsterdam’.

Welcome to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ValeriyaPainting/

Крым наш!

Неавнимательный читатель подумает, что картина называется “Тюльпаны”, но мы-то с вами понимаем, что это не что иное, как художественное выражение радостных чувств о присоединении Крыма к территории России. Счастье переполняет душу художника, посмотрите какие яркие краски на полотне! Весна будто только проснулась, распустила первые свои бутончики с увеличением государственных границ. Ура, товарищи! 40×60 см, холст, масло. Апрель 2014.

First plain air in Utrecht.

A professional umbrella is needed. Oil on canvas, 50×60 cm.

Still life with a cat.

Inspired with Barcelona, you may see fruits brought from there and a map of the Catalan capital.  Oil on canvas, 65×90. Yes, It looks really huge! March, 2014.