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The Solovetsky Islands or Solovki (Соловки́), are an archipelago located in the Onega Bay of the White Sea, Russia. Historically the islands have been the setting of the famous Russian Orthodox Solovetsky Monastery complex. It was founded in the second quarter of the 15th century by two monks from the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. (The extract from the Wikipedia).

I visited Solovki in 2016. It seems like the sky there is different than on the mainland. It has all shades of blue and one color of melancholy. They have their own sun, which reminds me an old Slavonic god, reaching forth arms over the forests, lakes, rocks, the White Sea and monasteries.
This land saw many sorrows, but it has not lost its primeval ascetic beauty. Once standing on the pier, near the main bay, I saw this picture. It was August, a time after midday. The wide road leads along the high wall encrusted with the human-sized stones. The wind is sweeping sand on the road. The sky embraces the golden-ochre domes of churches, wall, bay with rusted ships and me. I still see this picture before me.

NOTE: colours on the image and the original painting can be different to some extent due to the objective factors, e.g. camera, time of day, colour rendering on different devices.

If you have any questions or doubts concerning the colour rendering I will gladlly send you more pictures of my paintings in a different light and at different angles!

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Materials used:

watercolour, watercolourpaper

Solovki (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Alena Vyshemirskaia from Russia

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