This painting was inspired by a trip I made to St Petersburg Russia. I was so inspired by the collections of portrait art at the Hermitage museum, and all the glittering jewels I saw at the Faberge museum. I painted this portrait of a lady wearing and holding some very precious jewellery. 'Siniy' means 'blue' in Russian, so in English she could be called Lady Blue or perhaps Lady Sapphire.
The original painting was painted with oils on Fredrix Belgian linen canvas board. Size 22x27cm (8.5"x10.5").