Artist Reply: great thanks, Anneke! my boldness was a sister (or flip side) of my uncertainty: you know in the crisis situation a hare may became a wolf. there were the first steps in the art of landscape painting and I was very excited)
Artist Reply: Hello Beatrix! I was invited to visit the village near Moscow city where my friend's grandmother lived. In those 2 days is very much in a hurry to succeed in painting (birch trunks were painted ibid.) So we were very restrained in pleasures, except for the visit in the evening in the village club to watch Vasily Shukshin`s movie (with an almost indiscernible sound track).