A Wounded Soldier
Подвиг есть и в сражени, подвиг есть и в борьбе, высший подвиг в терпени, любви, и мольбе.
There are great feats in battle, there are great feats in struggle, but the greatest feats are patience, love, and supplication.
This is a postcard from the First World War (“The Great War”)… click here for the étude for this piece.
A Portrait of Natasha Nesterova (On a Garden Bench)
A painting I saw on Bill Jones’ site got the old creative juices flowing. Hmm… a girl in blue outdoors… could I find something like that? Indeed, I could; in fact, I found TWO! By the same artist, of the same girl! Now, mind you, both of these paintings are of Nesterov’s daughter, Natalia Mikhailovna Nesterova (properly speaking, Natasha’s a diminutive; it’s never a formal given name). What do you think of these two, Bill?