While I have no artistic ability when it comes to painting, art is a medium that I find fascinating and peaceful. And while it's technically not book related, I consider paintings to be communication without words.
So I would like to occasionally share some artwork and hope that you will enjoy this regular feature as much as I do. If you like these paintings or one stands out to you, please share.
Girl in Blue
Evgeny Balakshin is a Russian artist, born in 1962 in Saransk, Russia. According to his bio, his paintings "have a deep and philosophical presence, characteristic of the Russian school of painting." Balakshin does some still life paintings, but it's his portraits of children and village life that I enjoy most (click on each image for a larger view).
This sweet little girl just might be my favorite . . .
Or maybe this one . . .
Summer in the Country
In the Spring
Anderson's Fairy Tales
Armful of Hay