I just discovered this woman's art, and I am spellbound. Her name is Anna Silvionchik and she is from Belarus.
I love this painting. She works in oils, so she can get great depth in her work. I have used water-soluble oils but I'm sure they're just not the same. My mother worked in oils. I am a very impatient person so I don't know how I would do with something that takes weeks to dry. I would also need to have my studio cat-free. Oil and water don't mix; neither do oil and cats.
Here is another one of my paintings on gessoed muslin; I incorporated this into fiber art, recycling some fabrics from India.
I might fix where it tugs a bit, if I can.