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Petrykivka Art Cards

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These hand painted greeting cards are blank inside, ready for your special message. In the set of six, each card is different, each is an original painting, each is signed by the artist, Ludmilla Bondarenko. These are dual purpose: send a special message to a friend using the enclosed pastel envelopes, then remind the friend that the card can be framed as an original painting! The style of painting is called "petrykivka", a traditional Ukrainian art form originating in the Poltava Oblast, town of Petrykivka in the 18th century. Subject matter is primarily flowers and birds. Similar to "tole" painting, each brush stroke blends two colors to get the distinctive shading and intricate detail that characterizes this style. Each card is 4.5" x 6".
AC001: Petrykivka art cards, set of 6 for $37.95.

Petrykivka Painting

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These original paintings are done by Ludmilla Bondarenko, who, at age 19, won a competition to be named "Best Young Artist" in Ukraine. She is a card-carrying "Master" of Folk Art, specializing in the art of "petrykivka" painting. These paintings are done in acrylic, signed by the artist, and make a wonderful addition to a bright breakfast room. Let us pick one for you. If you like, Ludmilla will do custom colors for you. Subject matter is primarily flowers and birds done in the distinctive petrykivka style: each brush stroke blends two or more colors to get the distinctive shading and intricate detail. These are truly collectible originals. Own something done by an artist destined to become something special!
AC002-1: Petrykivka painting, large 12" x 15" for $67.95.
AC002-2: Petrykivka painting, medium 8" x 11" for $47.95.
AC002-3: Petrykivka painting, small 4" x 6" for $27.95.

Reverse Painting-on Glass

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Reverse painting-on-glass is a uniquely difficult art. As practiced by Vladimir Marko, it requires a four step process: using oil paint, on a sheet of glass, first the fine outline of all figures and the white areas are painted. Then the larger details are done, including the gold leaf accents. Finally, the background is painted, completely covering the surface. The difficulty is that the artist cannot see what he is painting over without looking in a mirror, since the whole process is backwards. Although Marko's style is modern, all his images are from the folk art tradition. See the pysanky image section to match symbols. Each piece is signed, a unique example of this rare art form. Let us choose one for you.
AG001-M: Reverse painting on glass, modern icon, 7" x 5" for $57.95.
AG002-S: Reverse painting on glass, floral design, 5" x 5" for $47.95.
AG003-L: Reverse painting on glass, modern icon, 9" x 7" for $77.95.
AG004-XL: Reverse painting on glass, modern icon, 12" x 9" for $160.95.

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