This is demonstration of how i worked on painting "Bouquet of tulips". Everytime its difficult to me to stop painting and to do photo of moment. I never use especial "steps". So way of development of each new work is distinguishing and personal.
Step-1. Scetch, layout of main elements of artwork
Step-2. Loading colors and shades.
Step-3. Elaboration of development of drawing, colors, shades.
Step-4. Finalized Study. "Boquet of tulips". 40/30 cm. (16/12 inches). Oil/canvas. 2011.
Fedot Sychkov is one of "great but forgotten" artists of first half of 20 century. As to belive cataloque text, he more known "in West" than in his motherland. Everyday, begins from my childhood i process many art info. Of course i heared about Sychkov. But it was too much time ago. Maybe it was at univercity art history lessons. I realy found him rather little time ago in "threasures of my house attic"...
Fedot Vasilyevich Sychkov was born at the end of 19 century very far from big cities and cultural centres. This place named Mordovia (not Moldova). Very paintfull area with deep forest space all around.
But fire of Sychkov tallent began to burn exactly there. Buisnesman and art patron marked tallented young man and deside to do investment in art development. This was investition not only in development of person, but in future of Mordovia motherland, Russian art Worldwide art.
Fresh and clean-soul childhood impressions he mixed with high art education in St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts under instructor's care by Repin. Everytime he was on support of "Society of supporting of artists"- that time same organisations had powerfull part in Russian art life.
If to look for all pieces of Sychkov art in one time- we can see original shape. Name of this- soul of motherland. His paintings view beauty moments of usual everyday peasant life.
This factor done opportunity to Russian comunists to forget his art. They wanted art what shows dark sides of peasant life with moments of классовой вражды and violence of world capitalism.
But Fedot Sychkov was light painter, he had his own philosophy of life and conception of art. He was very independent person what done him out of mode for social positions of art.
We can see beauty shapes of peasant persons, with no "bulevard tricks", simple, clear.
This is truth of life. Nobody, who only read about this kind of life can't create equal shapes.
These shapes come from soul, heart, superconscious of personality...
Artworks from collection of Mordovia National Museum named of Fedot Sychkov.
And what? Best cherries-cherries from neighbour garden... In my position maybe possible to tell this. Why? Becourse now i am sitting and looking at the window... And what i can see? Again and again snow snow snow. And frost. Even i haven't desire to go to walk in night winter forest!... Maybe somebody from southern countries have this dreams, but not me- 4,5 months of winter weather- its rather good execution!!!
I wanna get another way.... In my mind i draw pictures of hot, south, sea, yes, what rest without sea... paintfull landscapes... polite people who never come to me to interfere with my painting landscapes, or who ask
stupidandsenseless reqest as "be so kind to draw my portrait, i'll mail it to my mama"....
In my real reality i have oficial invitations to plen-air actions, but i want to hide it in deep of "writer's table", this plen-airs are not bad deal, never no. But it has only shade of rest. Plen-air, mostly plen-air with auction and final show- it's everytime- responsibility... means stress. Artist everytime have his professional ambition. If artist is "low or middle class", he want to prove his worth to around standing people, if artist is ARTIST- he everytime want to prove his own worth to himself. What proposition does bigger stress- difficult to tell. Mostly if young and honored artists find theirselfes in one group- so here we can look for eternal problems of "parents nd children"... Do i need this? Or i want that? No no no...
I can't think my rest without painting. personal plen air is the best rest. But this must be very free style of painting with no program, with no commitment and tasks... Yes, what good, to stay in suny land, swimming in sea...to use fresh sea fish, fruits... to live in comfortable apartaments with balcony... and to paint, paint, paint...
Paint for enjoy, Paint for relax, Paint for future, Paint for memory of people who invited and took care of you... Life of the soul...
Artist- Andrey Lyssenko " Memories of Nice" 50/70 cm. Oil/canvas. 2011.
Day by day i spend in snow and cold Russian country... Frost... Snow mountains... difficult to move by foot, hard to drive and parking car.... There it was one moment when i tired of that reality and prefered to fall asleep... There, in my shugarly dream i saw for my last journey to Nice, quiet, summer, joyfull, hot... In my dream i flied under the town, i enjoyed, i lived... It was so real... But mobile telephone call disturbed my dream. I woke up... Why i see snow and feel cold... What injustice! I want that heaven from dream... that time i continiuied to feel voice from dream... I need to restore harmony of my inner world!!!!..... This was my main motivation to paint this memory of my dream, of my journey...