Willow by Svetoch


watercolor on paper, 1993

While painting this work I was inspired by R.Frost poetry, which I discovered then for the first time, and notably it was "Atmosphere"; I remember myself looking in my window to this willow-tree every day, and somehow these two images combined. That atmosphere, it was such a great time then...
Svetoch, Very creative. Love the washout with just a touch of light detail. darlene
over 7 years ago
Thank you o much, Darlene! Your comment is 1st and soooo quick - thanks indeed!!!! Best of luck from me
over 7 years
Beautiful painting, Svetoch,,,most lovely haze,,,and serene moment,,the willow tree,,so still,,,Excellent!! 5***** sincerely, Doris
over 7 years
Thank you so much, dear Doris! Grateful for your comment, always a pleasure to see your new art!
over 7 years
Absolutely love the atmosphere in this painting! 5*+
over 7 years
thank you, Elize!
over 7 years
wonderful atmosphere, great watercolor !
over 7 years
thank you, Isabelle!
over 7 years
l really like the limited palette, umber earth colours here. The texture is almost like tapestry!

And you live in St Petersburg! You must have seen the amazing works, of my seascape master hero, Ivan Aivazovsky?
over 7 years
A beautiful watercolor of mist & fog .. Its very hard to do I know ..5*** Lorrie
over 7 years
thank you, Lorry! Most grateful to your comment
over 7 years
Svetoch my soul is smiling. You are a violinist and master of water color, truly beautiful work. Just looked through your gallery. Stunning! Love from Christiane
over 7 years
Very atmospheric indeed! love it!
over 6 years
Thank you, Karen - have just noticed your comment.
over 5 years
this is really beautiful, I love it
over 5 years
This is just beautiful......brilliant watercolor work!
over 4 years
Thank you, Liz, much appreciate your comments every time I get them!
over 4 years
I love the softness of this Svetoch, and limited paint works very well here!,.....Michael
over 4 years
Ta, Michael! Yes, indeed limited color set sometimes can be very surprising in their richness..
over 4 years
Very atmospheric,love it.
over 3 years
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SvetochI was inspired by these famous lines from Steve Jobs' speech recently: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become." I think there could not be a better artist statement for all creative people. Best of luck to all of us on this untrodden Path!
Just emerging from self- imposed hibernation as I have not had a creative idea in months. A artists version of "writers block", how do others cope and revive...
Rick I know it's not easy to do a painting like this that has so much emotional connection , I think your composition is wonderful and the colors you used are... view answer
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