St. Petersburg, Russia
I am honored to be invited back to paint in Russia. This time it will be in St. Petersburg which to my understanding is a wonderful place to visit and paint along with all of the wonderful history and museums.
This trip will take place from the end of May until early June, which I have been told is during the White Nights Festival. Those of us invited are very fortunate as they will house and feed us, but we do need to pay for our flight, visa and of course materials to work with!
This trip is jam packed painting every day in many of the gardens, palaces, and squares in St. Petersburg. So along with the added feel of twilight all evening long and the venues they have planned once again it is an opportunity not to be missed. I am delighted and grateful to be invited back!
Once again, I want to thank you for your continued support. I appreciate any and all donations to making my dream of painting in Venice and St. Petersburg become a reality. I am very grateful for these opportunities and know that I will be very motivated and inspired and I will produce some very beautiful work.
Thank you kindly for your time!
Here is a snippet on the White Nights:
Technically speaking the so-called “White Nights” are not unique to St Petersburg, but only here have the northern nights received such a poetic acclaim. What could be more romantic than walking along rivers and canals when night is as bright as early evening? It is the world’s only metropolis where such a phenomenon takes place every summer. Every year there are days when the downtown St Petersburg is full of people, even at night.
From late May to early July nights are bright in St Petersburg. The nature of the White Nights (Beliye Nochi) can be explained by the geographical location of St. Petersburg. It is the world’s most northern city with a population over 1 million. St Petersburg is located at 59 degrees 57′ North (roughly on the same latitude as Oslo, Norway, the southern tip of Greenland and Seward, Alaska). Due to such a high latitude the sun does not go under the horizon deep enough for the sky to get dark. The dusk meets the dawn and it is so bright that in summer they do not turn street lighting on.