Friday, April 3, 2009

Signe and Genna Grushovenko

I was introduced to the collaborative paintings between husband and wife, Signe and Genna Grushovenko thanks to a reader tip from Robin K. (thank you, kindly!) Genna creates an underpainting with washes of paint and mineral spirits over which Signe paints her compositions. Signe uses vintage family and found photographs for her subjects while using a color block-style effect that simplifies these richly layered pieces into modern treasures. Read all about them and find the works I've posted here at this xo
County Fair
36" x 36"

Ladies Aid
12" x 16"

Shapely Stretch
30" x 30"

Striped Socks
12" x 9"

Crayola Ladies
40" x 30"

Tractor Girls
36" x 48"


Melissa de la Fuente said...

These are SO cool and that tractor one reminds me of my childhood.....sigh. Just lovely! Thanks Katie!

Jill said...

wow - these are beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

These are great! I love the simple subject matter!

KitschKrafts said...

I have seen these in person and they were fantastic. They said they would even take an old family photo and do a portrait for you if you wanted them to.

Pretty cool!

jennifer said...

I'm so EXCITED!!!! They're coming to KANSAS CITY! Brookside Art Fair, May 1-3rd. I'm definitely seeking them out. Hope I can afford something b/c I LOVE their work. Thanks for spreading the wealth of knowledge, Kates! xo jenny