After RainNikolay Rizhankov
Oil painting on Stretched linen
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
20 " h x 16 " w x 1 " d |1 lbs. 4 oz.
Colorado summer evening. A man walks his dog as storm clouds clear overhead. Warm light from the left reflects off of the many wet surfaces. Classical realism. "On a rainy day everyone feels happy," says artist Nikolay Rizhankov. "People like the smell of the fresh rain - it calms the mind and regulates the mood."
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 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.