White PeoniesNikolay Rizhankov
Oil painting on Stretched linen
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
24 " h x 20 " w x 1 " d |1 lbs. 10 oz.
Delicate pink peonies and ripe cherries, done in the classical tradition. Soft light warms the scene, drawing attention to the gold bands of the vase and the grain of the exposed table. Fine attention to detail throughout. Nikolay says peonies are one of his favorite flowers. "They symbolize purity and strength, and give me great pleasure whenever painting a bouquet of these wonderful flowers."
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.