Nikolay Rizhankov
Aurora, Colorado

Nikolay Rizhankov was born in Moscow, Russia and lived in Armenia for most of his life. He studied fine art and Russian Classical Painting at the National University of Art in Moscow and graduated with a Masters in Fine Art in 1989. In 2013, he relocated to Denver, Colorado. Nikolay paints landscape, portrait and still life paintings in the tradition of the Dutch masters. He uses only the highest quality linen canvases, masterfully stretching them and applying a special primer that will last the test of time. This approach gives Nikolay’s paintings lively energy, warmth and mystery. Fun fact: Nikolay is a tailor, and has his own line of jeans called Nick. However, there is only one pair available, and it belongs to him :)

Artist and Customer Comments

Nikolay Rizhankov 12/17/2015 | 11:52 AM

Dear Jean! Thank you kindly for your attention! We have two landscapes on the way to UGallery, I hope you could see them today! :)

J Green 12/17/2015 | 11:08 AM

Please please please. Paint more oil landscapes! I'd love to see more of your creations and am certain that i would be seriously interested in acquiring one!

L Davis purchased this artwork. 5/2/2015 | 1:08 PM

The painting is beautiful, I love it! Thank you!


Oil painting on stretched linen
Signed on front and back

16" h x 20" w x .8" d
0 lbs. 15 oz.


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This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched linen

Linen fabric is the preferred surface for paintings. Linen is favored over cotton for its strength, durability and archival integrity. Linen is a rare surface in the United States because of its high cost. When a linen artwork is labeled stretched, it means the linen has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched linen artwork typically does not require framing.


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