Ekaterina Popova’s Impressionistic Oil Paintings Capture the Cozy Comforts of Home



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#Ekaterina Popova
#home
#painting

“Stay Light” (2024), oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. All images courtesy of A Very Serious Gallery, shared with permission

Sweeping thick brushstrokes across the canvas,  Ekaterina Popova (previously) emphasizes the subtle textures of home. Layers of sheets and quilts drape across a bed, sunlight streams through thin, white curtains to warm a dining room, and a short stack of books rests on a nightstand. Tinged with nostalgia, each painting welcomes the viewer into an intensely personal space.

Popova’s latest body of work, Room for You, is on view now at A Very Serious Gallery in Chicago. Rendered in pale pinks, blues, and greens in an impressionistic style, the oil paintings capture the mellow comfort of a lazy Sunday morning and the joy of a bright bouquet as if seen through bleary eyes. The dreamlike works shift from one interior to another and frame an intimate fragment of domestic life, whether half an autumn dining room or a bed with the edges cut from view.

Room for You runs through June 29. Peek into Popova’s process on Instagram.

 

a bouquet sits on a long dining table with a white tablecloth in an impressionistic oil painting. the scene is viewed through a doorway

“Spring Dining” (2023), oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

an impressionistic oil painting of a bed with pink bedding. a clothing rack and wood dresser stand alongside the curtained window

“Into The Blue” (2024), oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

an impressionistic oil painting of a bed with pink pillows and pink and blue bedding. a flower work hangs above it with a bouquet on the bedside table

“In Bloom” (2024), oil on linen, 6 x 5 feet

a bouquet sits on a small dining table in an impressionistic oil painting

“Nostalgia” (2024), oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

an impressionistic oil painting of a bed with pink pillows and a dog and and person in striped pajamas lying on the pink bedding. a stack of books sits in the curtained window

“Morning Snuggles” (2024), oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

an impressionistic oil painting of a bed with pink pillows and a dog and book lying on the lush white bedding. a bouquet is on the bedside table

“Cozy Days” (2024), oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

a pumpkin sits on a small dining table with a plaid tablecloth in an impressionistic oil painting. there are lush green plants in the foreground

“Harvest,” oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

#Ekaterina Popova
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