Plasticine painting by Tatiana Barinova
From a distance, her artworks look just like oil paintings on canvases. But get closer, and you will notice Tatiana’s works are made of something that will probably seem quite familiar to you: plasticine, a modelling clay popular with children. The talented Ukrainian artist explains that she turned to Plasticine because of her four children. Tatiana Barinova has created a series of Plasticine paintings “Calendar”, “Holidays”. These colorful pictures are made in bright folklore style – Christmas compositions, angels, Easter birds, spring holidays, winter landscapes, scenes from everyday life. Tatiana Gennadievna Barinova is a professional graphic artist. In 1991 she graduated from the Kiev Institute of Printing named after Ivan Fedorov (Department of graphic, artistic design and illustrating books). She works in different techniques: drawing, painting, small plastic (clay). The art works by Ukrainian artist Tatiana Barinova are in private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
It was natural for Tatiana, a mother of four children, to use Plasticine to work in joint creative atmosphere of the child and the parent. Today, Plasticine is gaining a lot of popularity. The beauty of technology is that the pictures of the clay can be used by the youngest children, as well as allow teens and adults to express themselves through Plasticine painting. While drawing Plasticine pictures, a child develops fine motor skills, learns to think creatively, learns about how to mix colors, exploring the texture of the material for molding.