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Forgotten Pond

Dariusz Choinski

Oil painting on Wood

Finished white edges

Varnished and Ready to frame


Signed on front


12 " h x 16 " w x .24 " d |3 lbs. 8 oz.



One of several abandoned ponds near Jaktorow, Poland. 25 years ago, they were used as a fish farm for the last time. Now the location is a beautiful home for many other animals. Highly detailed brushwork. Focus in the foreground with subtle blurring in the distance. Warm early winter palette, sweeping clouds, slight reflection in the pools.

Dariusz Choinski spends as much time as possible outside in rural Poland discovering new places and looking for inspiring subject matter. He brings his camera and plein air gear, always taking notes about the colors and values within interesting subjects. This allows him to correct the reference photos he may later use for his studio work, although he never copies his photographs. "I try to catch a feeling of the moment I witnessed," says Dariusz. Usually it takes him many weeks to finish a single painting, as he likes to give himself time to revisit the piece.

Dariusz Choinski

Jaktorow, Poland

Dariusz Choinski is a Polish painter living in Jaktorow, a beautiful wooded hamlet of 900 people near Warsaw. The area was a favorite hunting ground for princes of Mazovia and Polish kings. Dariusz hikes these historical paths to gather inspiration and source material for his classically styled landscape paintings. He focuses on documenting the past and present. Dariusz’s subjects range from modern streets to a 19th century nobleman’s house that’s falling into disrepair. Growing up, he was interested in making music and graffiti, however it wasn’t until 2017 that he began seriously pursuing oil painting. Looking at his work, it’s impressive to consider that he is entirely self-taught, taking advantage of the bounty of training available online. “I do realize that I'm only at the beginning stage of this adventure but I already decided to fully commit to the passion I really love,” says Dariusz.

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