What a huge challenge and very successfully you rose to it! Several people painted more than one picture, so when we voted for our favourite painting there was a vast range to choose from.
There were bears, ballerinas, traditional dancers, the Russian flag, the national flower of Russia which is the chamomile, a Putorana snow sheep, the outline of the country itself, St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, cathedrals in St.Petersburg and other cities, matryoshka nesting dolls, seals, birds, a statue, the Russian Steppe, Przewalski’s horses, and Russian women from history and from modern times.
The clear winner was Chris with her entry of a Russian brown bear, which received half of all the votes. It was beautifully painted in watercolour in browns, reds and blues, with Chris using fine brush strokes to create the bear’s fur.
Joint 2nd were Cynthia with her picture of the White Swan ballerina from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet, and Deirdre with her painting in acrylic of a Russian peasant woman selling apples. Well done to all three of you!
Please look through the following photos to see all the fantastic entries…