Elena Petrova
Whitby, Canada

Elena Petrova captures the serene qualities of nature in her paintings. Anything beautiful inspires her, from human relationships to dance to music. She has been greatly influenced by Abstract Expressionism and loves working in fast brushstrokes and palette knife strokes. When she’s not making art, she spends time with her husband and two boys in Canada. Fun fact: she meditates for an hour each morning.

Artist and Customer Comments

Elena Petrova 7/16/2014 | 5:08 PM

I am painting again! We got a Brittany spaniel puppy a few months ago and he literally took all my time! But dogs grow so fast and now he can quietly watch me painting!

Elena Petrova 12/13/2013 | 8:22 AM

Hi Cindy! Thank you! I loved it too! When a painting is finished, I am no longer a painter, just a viewer. I do not think about the process of creation, because it doesn't matter for me anymore. What matters is how we get connected. And here with birches, I felt calmness and infinity. I am very happy that you loved it! Thank you for letting me know! Elena

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C Klein purchased this artwork. 12/11/2013 | 6:22 PM

I love it!! It feels like I am walking through a forest, the detail and colors are perfect. It is a joy to bring it in to my home . . . thank you. PS I do not do facebook so I will not be able to send a picture :( Cindy Klein

UGallery 11/27/2012 | 2:37 PM

Hey Elena! Welcome to UGallery. We wrote a little introduction about you and your work on the blog. You can read it here:

Omnipresent Summer

Acrylic painting on unstretched canvas
Signed on front and back

94" h x 64" w 
16 lbs. 1 oz.


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Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

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