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Russian painter Olga Rotko

Red roses. Russian painter Olga Rotko

Red roses. 2006. Watercolor on paper. Russian painter Olga Rotko

Russian painter Olga Rotko
Decorative, applied and graphic artist Olga Rotko (nee Bachurina) was born in 1957 in the city of Kemerovo. She combines the quality folk and professional art (still life and landscape); decorative and beautiful styles. Typically, professional artists associate their initial interest in the visual arts with drawing lessons, studio, home exercises. Olga was different. “There weren’t Art lessons at school; but I draw at home, I draw what I saw – even the tractor is in a beautiful perspective… I realized that I have some kind of feature – structurally see the shape of objects, see the beautiful in life. I didn’t mean to become an artist“. Olga suddenly started painting with great pleasure at the age of twenty-three, and, first painted the walls in the kindergarten where her son was, on the playground and in the yard. That’s when she felt the strength of subconscious desire to find creative work.
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Green color inspiration

Green color inspiration

Morning dew. Green color inspiration

Green – a symbiosis of two colors – blue and yellow, so the psychology of the value of this color will be the same in two. On the one hand – boundless energy, and on the other – an overwhelming calm. For each man unconsciously green primarily means growth, development and harmony in nature. The same as green grass, which pleases all, after a long, cold and a rather colorless winter.
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Do not Saw the Sawdust

The Blind Date. Do not Saw the Sawdust

The Blind Date. Photo art by Belgian photographer Ben Goossens. Do not Saw the Sawdust

Do not Saw the Sawdust

There is nothing more tragic in life than the utter impossibility of changing what you have done. Galsworthy.
Does it seem familiar to you: you’ve done something wrong and now can’t help regretting it? We can regret things that didn’t depend on us, but on circumstances. We can blame ourselves for not having said certain words to someone or for having said them. We all know that “one cannot turn back the clock”. Anyway we keep on regretting everything. Don’t you envy those who can find some spiritual power in their soul and duly submit, for it’s the only way to go on.
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Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Flowers, petals and leaves. Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Flowers, petals and leaves. Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe
American photographer Emily Blincoe was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She has become known worldwide for her creative series called “Arrangements.” The project features photographs of different things, from everyday objects, like tooth brushes and burned matches to eggs and stones, organized by color and size. Most beautiful photos in her collections are nature arrangements – leaves, flowers, fruit and vegetables. According to Emily, she finds inspiration in nature, wandering in the fields and meadows with her dog Eleanor in her native Texas. The talented photographer says that her art is “all about finding beauty in the every day.” And the result of such coordinated beauty is breathtaking, and even therapeutic, for those who enjoy positive messages and get peace of mind and a sense of clarity from structured order.
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Diane Varner daily walks

Between the spaces of eternity. Diane Varner daily walks

Landscape from series “Between the spaces of eternity”. Diane Varner daily walks

Diane Varner daily walks
Her beautiful photographs touch the most secret, deep soul strings. Diane Varner works are so precise and beautiful, and wonderfully reflect the time, experience, look, and the movement. And we want to watch her photographs for hours, pausing in the ringing silence of inexpressible beauty, caught in the frame. The striking simplicity and richness in this simplicity. It all started with the daily walks with her dog and a camera. Of course, it all started a little earlier. Diane started her career as an artist doing painting. As she talks about herself in an interview her creative formation was influenced by few people, and above all – her mother, who worked in watercolor and collage. According to Diane, her mother was the main support pillar, who constantly inspired by her own example.
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Painting flowers Pieter Wagemans

Painting flowers Pieter Wagemans

Work in progress. Painting flowers Pieter Wagemans

Painting flowers Pieter Wagemans
“Flowers – the creation of nature. They are best what created by it.” – says Belgian artist Pieter Wagemans. Pieter Wagemans was born August 11, 1948 in the town of Merckx, not far from Antwerp. Since childhood, Peter had the ability to spontaneously express himself through artistic gift, which was probably inherited from his father. From an early age, it became clear that he would improve his gift further. In recent years, Peter develops highly specialized skills in drawing floral still life compositions as an option. Detailed drawing of flowers requires a lot of self-discipline, as the very period of time is a major challenge for the artist. Flowers are always changing. To capture the moment, Peter neglects under-painting and paints each flower in turn, ‘a la prima’ performing picturesque work in one session, until the painting is complete. Sometimes for a single flower the artist may need the whole day, another time – only a few hours, and the whole floral arrangement can be painted for several weeks.
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Chinese wisdom in painting

Chinese wisdom in painting. Pink roses

Pink roses. Chinese wisdom in painting

Chinese wisdom in painting
In the flower language of China, pink rose is the true love and friendship, and white rose expresses pure love, women’s crystal clear soul. White-pink roses seem particularly delicate on peach paper with gold highlights. Signature “flowers of soul luxuriantly bloom“. Moscow based artist Galina (aka Progalina) is passionate about oriental culture, Chinese wisdom in painting, and philosophy hidden in hieroglyphs.
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