Paintings

After the Rain

The moment when darkness and gloom are going away and the sun rays, one at a time, light up a cleaner and fresher world. Share

Katia as Gypsy Guitar Player

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Sailboat on the Dnieper

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Vika H.

My college girlfriend. She tore up all of my drawings of her when we broke up; this was the only one that miraculously survive

Younger Sister Katia

She was probably 14 at the time. Defiant, dreamy, romantic, and believing in magic. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pintere

Still Life: Lilacs In Starlight

Lilacs on the window Sill at night, lit up by the stars and city lights. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedine

Farm by the River; Reflections

Alternative title – Little House on the Ukrainian Prairie Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail

Natasha’s Dream: Colors of Her Future

I wonder where she is now, on what continent and on which side of the Atlantic Ocean or the Equator. We were planning to get m

Purple Path in the Caucasus Mountains

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Winter Sunset in Siberia

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Siberian Swamps in the Fall

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Unnamed Swamp in Siberia

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Guitarist: Color of Music

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Kogalym: Siberian Town in Winter

A view from the window of my studio. It was just a room in a barrack, similar to the ones next to me. The barracks were divide

Old House in Cherkassy

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Red Forest

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Snowy Road in Siberia

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Star Cat

In the middle of a harsh Siberia winter I was driven to make this nostalgic fantasy picture of a cat staring at a starry summe

Moon Cow

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City in the Haze

Another experiment in pointillism. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail

Enchanted Woods with Fighting Trees

This particular edge of the woods may have appeared magical, but it didn’t feel friendly at all. The day was windy and w

Light in Windows on Summer Evening

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Pine Trees in the Mountains

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Resting in the Field on a Hot Summer Day

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Cliff over Black Sea, Caucasus

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Cliff over Black Sea at Sunrise

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Canyon by the Sea, Caucasus

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Old Boat in the Stream

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Cottonwood on a Summer Day

An experiment in pointillism. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail

Acacia by the Creek at Sunset

Since I was mostly painting after school hours, the earliest I could set up my easel outside the village was about four in the

Birth of Athena

As a teenager my interest shifted towards fantasy pictures. Books on Greek history and mythology challenged my imagination. At

An Aged Pinocchio Who Never Became a Real Boy

We’ve all had dreams that never came true, and now those little dreamers can still be found in all of us, in various sta

Heredity, environment, chance

Heredity, environment, chance — these three govern our fates. ~ Ryunosuke Akutagawa In college I discovered a two-volume ed

Specter of Don Quixote: Picasso in 3D

An eerie specter of Don Quixote, the fossilized remnant of the feudal era, haunting the Western world. He lurks outside its c

Picasso Reversals

Prints of Picasso’s works – his drawing of Don Quixote (1955) and his painting, Girl on the Ball (1905) – hu

State of Mind: Happy to See You

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State of Mind: I’m Outta Here

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Splinter in the Heart, Painting

All things pass, but some get stuck inside your heart and make it bleed. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedine

Wet Meadow Under the Rain

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Park in the Fall

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