Happy Moments: White ButterfliesNata Zaikina
Oil painting on Unstretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Signed on front and back
40 " h x 60 " w |10 lbs. 0 oz.
This picture is one of a series of Happy Moments. In childhood, there are many happy moments. We forget a lot, but some moments of happiness sometimes appear, like a short flash of light. I decided to combine the pictures on this topic with a series of general techniques. For a blurry, foggy effect, I used watercolor in the first stages of my work, then I painted with oil. All pictures from this series are of the same size and a single color range, therefore they are well placed in the same room.
Please note: due to its size, this piece will ship from the artist's studio in Czech Republic unstretched and rolled in a tube. The detail images are intended to show how the piece will look stretched. Please contact our art advisors at 415-742-8417 for any questions about shipping and re-stretching.
Prague, Czech Republic
Czech artist Nata Zaikina’s paintings are inspired by her 1970s childhood. As she walks the streets in Prague, she is inspired by anything that triggers a memory of her youth--an old movie, a song on the radio, or a conversation overheard on the street. Her paintings of children’s games emit warmth and joy. The viewer can’t help but smile and reminisce upon their own days as an exuberant child. Nata is especially interested in capturing her figures in movement, particularly while jumping. “I try to show the hidden dynamics inside the static figure,” she says. The artist works from an attic studio in Prague, where she looks out over the red tiled roofs of the city while she paints.