Since February, I am back to school with the well-known and respected artist Valery Baida, a graduate of the prestigious VGIK in Moscow, Russia, and a member of the Russian Association of Artists. Valery and his family have been living in Latvia for many years now. I was lucky to meet him and his wife at their studio, to later join them and other painters in Latvia for plein air painting at the most picturesque places in the country.
I and Nikola, a fellow artist in Valery’s studio, have been studying various painting techniques, including some older ones, which probably are more known among Russian painters circles (such as painting with sous). Here are some of the works we did so far.