Oil on canvas on cartboard, 35x49 cm.


One of dozens of studies that I made in 17-19 years old. I noticed this cottage just outside Moscow, its windows looked out on the ring road, by now it is demolished of course. That day I woke up earlier, took subway to Schelkovskaya station, bus to the ring road, then went on foot. I was so full of creative plans that I gave myself the trouble to bring the painter’s case for two kilometers in heat. Today I remember it with irony, but - it was another epoch. The result of that trip was this stocky study a la prima and, of that I am sure, experience.