realist artist
Член Международного Художественного Фонда
Член Международного Союза Художников России
и Международной Федерации Художников
International Arts Fond
Internetional Federation of Artists
& national Artist's Union of Russia department
Dmitry V. Finagenov

painting graphics



This picture from the series “seasons” has a special meaning for me.  Most painters use common recognizable signs of the changing seasons for painting pictures. There are thawed patches and bright blue sky in russian  landscapes. Such landscapes are imaging the end of winter and the coming of spring.  Or there is a gray sky, black “fat ” ground and black damp trees in russian landscapes. And certainly there are thawed patches.

1 Весна.Времена годаMy landscape “Spring” from the series “Seasons” is penciled a graphic technique. This technique has not such opportunities as painting with oil paint. So there are not  clear signs of spring in the picture. But how can we know if is spring? How can we see it?  We are  looking at this picture and we are representing  a forest. There is not a snow in it, but still cold. There are not  leaves on the trees, the trees are nude. But there are clear and sharp shadows of the trees, there is a clear sky, there is a gentle diffident foliage, there are clear-cut “carved” clouds. They soar  in the sky they are like birds.

If I am asked: “What is spring?  and  is it a woman?”

They will be surprised by my answer. Spring is not a young woman. It’s different. And which is  this spring ? I’ll tell you next  time…