Elder Mother

Elder Mother, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm, 2019

The oil painting is inspired by Andersen’s fairy tale. It captures Elder Mother, a dryad sitting on an old elder tree growing from a teapot and surrounded by white flowers.

This good fairy, who watches over the family of her protégés, is for me a symbol of the protection of family well-being and happiness. At the same time, I am impressed by how surreal this fairy tale is. Bazulienka can fly and show you all the seasons in a short time.

The picture is painted on cotton canvas stretched on an internal wooden frame using the technique of layered oil painting.