A row of villagers gazes hauntingly out of the past.
Whether barefoot or in bast sandals, carrying a scythe from the field or dressed in their finest, they connect with you across more than a century.
A man in a sheepskin coat poses for you holding his baby.
Kerchiefed little girls fix their eyes on you. Old men greet you politely, caps in hand. You pass through their village and their lives.
This line-up of Russian villagers began as one of what the New York Times called the “wonderful goodies” that made up my Playground of the Autocrats Triptych #2.
“Still With You” is based on a number of old photographs of Russian peasants. When I found these photos, I felt profoundly moved by the riveting gazes of each and every person. I wanted to honor them through capturing very accurately each of their facial expressions and body language, each detail of their clothing. Like all of my historical artwork, “Still With You” is intensively researched.
Because of the great response to the original painting, “Still With You” is now available as a stand-alone giclée print. It will give you personal pleasure or make a deeply meaningful gift to some one else.
Giclée print on archival paper has a 1” white border around the 9″ x 33″ image. Unframed.
$125 plus tax and shipping.
Embellished giclée print on stretched canvas 9″ x 33.” Unframed.
$750 plus tax and shipping.