At the Dock - Timur Akhriev
A young painter, just 24 years old, Timur's paintings are rich with colour and light, and redolent with the technical mastery absorbed in a house full of painters. Painter Michael Newberry describes 'At the Dock,' his own favourite painting of Timur's:
Notice the subtle colors of the dock's planks of wood, the saturated purple sky, spots of brilliant reds, and bright green wood moldings and nets. The composition is also bold with the winding "S" curve of the dock, which recedes behind the shacks on the left from near foreground on the right. The more time I spend looking at this painting the more I get the sense that I can feel the boats' gentle rocking in the lapping water, and hear the groan of the wood dock and pinging sound of wire rigging.
Read more about Timur here, at Michael's review of the young man's work -- a young man with a bright future.