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Church of the Spilled Blood St.Petersburg, Russia by Linda Ridpath

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Church of the Spilled Blood St.Petersburg, Russia by 


Pastel on black crinkled art paper.
After a wonderful cruise to the Baltic States, I could feel this building as a highly textured one. So out came the pastels and rough paper. It feels a little ‘un finished’ but that is deliberate, the building is very fussy and to ‘finish’ the pastel would i think make it loose it charm

Pastel on paper
50 × 20 cm approx
2011

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russia, st petersburg, church blood, pastel, architecture

Linda usually paints with acrylics, loves empty landscapes,seascapes and occasionally uses oils and inks and pastels. Some works are abstract and slightly ‘different’. Has sold work all over the world but paints mostly for the love of it! thanks for looking.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful sweetheART love it! FAB FAVE ;~} happy hippy hugglez

  • thanks so much val…. xx

    – Linda Ridpath

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 3 years ago

    This is beautiful Linda! Such a taste of Russia I have been yearning for! I watched a music video played in Moscow, the backdrop beautiful domes like these! I love how you have portrayed them :) Great art!! xx

  • thanks tai, you are a sweetie, but this felt good, done in a flash and sneezed all evening! so much pastel dust! :)) xx

    – Linda Ridpath

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 3 years ago

    Love the charm of this. How ingenious of you to put it on the black, crinkled paper. It feels like we’re taking it in at night! Beautiful, Linda!

  • thank you frannie, we never managed to get there in darkness, as it didnt get dark until almost midnight!!!! i felt somehow it was appropriate, reminds me of the russian lacquered boxes with the folk scenes painted on top! x

    – Linda Ridpath

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Oh Ms Riddy! What a clever gal you are! Love that texture and the contrast of the building against the dark background.

  • thanking you lyndy lou… these old buildings are full of texture, the brickwork and stonework and glass and gold and paintings are all quite amazing… xx

    – Linda Ridpath

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 3 years ago

    Those Russian lacquered boxes! I love your dual inspiration.

  • tee hee… i was very naughty and brought three of them…. One has the painting of Klimpt’s ’the kiss;. one is a pencil drawing of a siberian tiger, and the last one has a shell lid painted with a snow scene…. i am so bad!!! :))

    – Linda Ridpath

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago

    ITS A BEAUTIFUL RENDERING !!lIZ

  • thanks so much, glad you like it! x

    – Linda Ridpath

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 3 years ago

    Kool…..

  • hey there kj…. :) thanks, it was pretty kool! xx

    – Linda Ridpath

  • Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)
    Martin William...about 3 years ago

    Works an absolute treat Linda – well done! x

  • thanks martin… i wish i were back on the ship, we had much better weather up there than here today! :))

    – Linda Ridpath

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 3 years ago

    Marvelous Linda!! :)

  • thank you keith, it was a great trip! :)

    – Linda Ridpath

  • Conoro
    Conoroabout 3 years ago

    This is amazing Linda, you have excelled here :-) The textured paper is sheer genius, I think you have created a stunning painting, very well done!!!

  • thank you constance, i do love mooching around in specialist paper and card shops, amazing what you can find! I had intended to paint on it, but it wouldnt hold the colour! xx

    – Linda Ridpath

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