My painting trip to Russia, 2019

roy munday watercolour artist and art tutor, in moscow. teaches in liverpool, art classes, merseyside and lancashire
Myself, in the park of Economic achievements near Cosmos hotel.

Return to Moscow, and Russia

Being married to a Russian wife, means I try to return to Russia as often as time allows. After an absence of nine years, I finally made a painting trip back this year, August 2019.

roy and yelena munday, near cosmos hotel, moscow, russia 2019.artist and art teacher, art classes, merseyside.
Yelena and myself, with the Cosmos hotel in the background. This was where I stayed when first visiting Russia, 1986, on a tourist trip. We were met by the Intourist rep', Yelena. We were married in April 1989 and Yelena came to England to live.
ilya repin's painting. very big scale, pushkin museum. visited by artist roy munday, southport, merseyside, liverpool, art classes for beginners
Like many things in Russia, things, including paintings, can be on very big scale! This is
watercolour painting, russian village, old house. Artist roy munday, teacher of watercolours, liverpool, merseyside, crosby, formby, ormskirk, lancashire
In the village of Labanove.
This old house, dacha, has been abandoned. But full of interest and character for an artist!
watercolour classes, artist roy munday, painting done in the russian landscape
One of the attractions of painting in these bright conditions, is the high contrast from extreme light to very dark shadows
watercolour sketch of kitchen, russian dacha, artist roy munday, art classes for begkinners on merseyside
Another change of subject! This time back at the dacha, and where the cooking is done! Everything is very basic and simple, quiet and peaceful.

...wonderful art galleries, with masterpieces!

roy munday's visit to the pushkin museum, Moscow, visiting the shchukin exhibition. roy munday, art teacher, art classes on merseyside, southport and lancashire
Fortunately enough my visit coincided with a major exhibition at the Pushkin Museum, exhibiting the collection of Shchukin, a major collector of art in the first part of the 20th centaury/

My own paintings!

artist roy munday painting in the russian countrside. teaches watercolours to beginners, in liverpool, preston, ormskirk, lancashire and merseyside
My visit to Russia was intended to, yes, relax, but also to get back into my own painting. Stayed in the Russian countryside near the small village of Lavanov, about 150km from Moscow. Here I'm painting on the edge of the village.
watercolour sketch, done in the russian countryside by artist roy munday, runs art classes on merseyside and lancashire
This watercolour sketch was done early in the morning, in the garden of our dacha (cottage in the countryside)
watercolour of a sunset in russia, by artist roy munday, teacher of art classes in liverpool, uk, southport, ormskirk, preston, lancashire, kirkby
Change of mood and subject. A sunset. In Russia, you get big skies. Ideal for sunsets, rises, but also cloud studies.
watercolour painting of orchard in russian countryside by artist roy munday, teaches art in liverpool and merseyside
The fruit trees were heavy with fruit during our August stay. Apples everywhere!


henri matisse, the dancers, pushin museum moscow. visited by art teacher and artist roy munday. art classes for beginners, watercolours on merseyside
The dancers, painted by Henri Matisse, commissioned by Shchukin. This is a very iconic painting and proved very controversial when exhibited - It was just too modern for that time!
quick watercolour sketch, done in russia, countryside. by artist roy munday, teacher of beginners watercolour classes, liverpool, merseyside, southport
One of my first efforts. Weather a bit indifferent. Quick watercolour sketch.
watercolour painting, artist roy munday, teaches art classes on merseyside, liverpool, southport, formby, preston, lancashire and ormskirk
A nearby town.
art teacher roy munday, russian landscape, teaches art classes on merseydide and liverpool
As Russia is a big country, when out in the countryside, you have it mostly to yourself, even very beautiful spots, like this location.
still-life, watercolour, russia, artist roy munday, art calssses on merseyside, oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawing
Another subject, displaying some of the fruits from the garden.