This five sided box consists of many layers of pain staking brush work applied using the finest of brushes. The artist paints the picture in layers. Between each layer, she applies a coat of lacquer. The first layer is a base color of the painting. The second layer adds more colors. The third and successive layers add more and more colors and details until the picture is complete. Usually, there are four or five layers. After the painting is complete several coats of lacquer are applied.
About the Artist:
Maria was born in 1951. Working at the Fedoskino factory since 1970. This well established Fedoskino artist has made a name for herself with her unique style and distinctive color palette. She already has several original compositions in different Museums. Her distinctive style comes from combining bright, jewel tone colors of reds, blues, greens, aqua, and purple in one composition. Her characters have a look of peace and contentment, which we all aspire to achieve, and perhaps this could explain the popularity of her pieces. As a member of Union of Artists Maria Wagner has her personal sign.