This project has finally fused somehow my canvases and miniature art. I don't want to write here dozens of text, but if you are interested you can find some decription on my site.
Please consider it as some kind of extension to my project "Beggars and Saints".
The model was sculpted by my friend Andrei Kostryuchin. It is not so big, the model is about 1:24 scale, but as soon as he is sitting..
Also this is my humble step to slowly move our miniature art from war and fantasy thematic. I really want to make more projects that can attract more people who have nothing with our miniature hobby. And I hope to proceed.
I painted it as I would do it on canvas, so all the shadows were painted in the same technique I paint shadows on canvases: using translucent oil paints. It was a tricky part and my first attempt to do it. But shadows play here a critical role in composition as they convey the main idea. As well as a warm light of the sunset. "Another day has passed".
Hope you like it!
And I want to say a lot of thanks to people of Paint-a-Palooza 2018 for your high appreciation of this project and your support!
Best regards,

By the way I have just noticed that we don't have a "civil" genre in a list here on PnP :)
  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    Straight in the favourites.

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    One of the best things I have seen in 2018! Amazing, Dmitry!

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    I think you caught the sunset effect perfectly, it is the first thing I thought before reading the text. Great work in all senses, IMHO gold.

  • Riccardo "RA" AgostiniPLUS

    Bellissimo. The message behind it is loud and clear, the execution is perfect, the idea is brilliant. Wow.

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    An amazing pice of art!

  • Marco "Popi" Bosio

    Masterful, amazing storytelling!

  • Martin Vermeulen (Nighthawk)

    Great idea! Fabulous piece, I love this one!

  • NateZhang

    amazing job!!!

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf


  • Jens Riber Poulsen

    Wonderfull model Dmitry, amazing to see it IRL at Paint-o-Palooza

  • Sławomir Borysowski - "Sławol"

    Congratulations again! Beautiful work:)


  • Luis Salamanca "Herald"

    It was truly an amazing experience and an honor to see this piece live. It is full of emotion and feelings, and it definitely makes you think. And at the end, that should be the main intention of art. Congrats!

  • Dirk R.

    Wonderful painting !

    I like the atmosphere and the idea with the shadows is fantastic !

  • Gianluca "Branzu" Buttigliero

    Amazing work, Dmitry!! Very “evocative!

  • Marco Ruano Miniature Painter

    Gran trabajo, la composición, todo el conjunto

  • CriCri

    Love everything about this project: the message, the technique and the realization.
    And also I totally agree with you for the need of a “civilian” cathegory, and more civilian subjects too in the industry! ;)

  • Bran

    Very evocative scene !

  • Josh Munta

    love the richness of the colors

  • Javier Hueso "PacoJavi"

    Nice “shadow” vignette…