Art in the Making: Garden with Foxgloves, by Yulia Dotsenko, 2020.
Landscape painting depicting garden with blooming Foxgloves; with a glimpse of the sea. The artwork is painted freehand on a touch screen with a digital pen and fingers, using traditional oil painting techniques, in layers. Principles of Divisionism and colour theory were used to emphasise the effects of light and the vibration of colours. Short, thick rhythmic strokes of (digital) paint consisting of dots and dashes were applied to capture the essence of the subject and to create a painterly illusion of movement.
Purity, by Yulia Dotsenko, 2020.
This artwork explores the rapid recovery of nature and a significant improvement in air quality in response to a substantial reduction of the carbon footprint due to travel restrictions and the industrial slowdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. It expresses the hope that this unprecedented experiment will inspire us to seize the moment and move towards a more sustainable future to flatten the carbon emissions curve and to create a high-quality environment around the world.