Nikita Budkov

Old Mornings’ Dawn; Paramount Ranch

  • Oil on canvas
  • 24" x 20", artwork
  • 28" x 24" x 1", framed
  • Contemporary
  • $2,500

Provenance
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

Artist Statement
"For three consecutive Saturday mornings I headed towards Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains to paint from the exact same spot. A location which had caught me off guard with its striking and immediate beauty. I had a small window in which to paint to capture the glory of the scene, hoping that conditions remained the same as I commenced painting at 7 am, on-the-dot.
The mountain was outlined with light as the Eucalyptus trees cast their long, deep shadows. Looking through the natural arch of logs and branches, my romantic inclination would find portals to the unreal fantasy world of Old. Enchanting moments like this are the reason why I love to paint en plein air. Sadly, this ephemeral beauty no longer exists. The painting was started days before the Woolsey Fire, a fire which burned nearly one hundred thousand acres of land, including parts of Paramount Ranch and its unique Western Town movie set."
—Nikita Budkov

Exhibited
Fleeting Moments 2nd Biennale: Works en Plein Air, American Legacy Fine Arts, November 22 – December 15, 2019


Need help? Call our ALFA specialists +1 626.577.7733

Additional Available Artwork by Nikita Budkov