Illustration For The Book Kate DiCamillo "Desper Tales" 13

Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30x40 cm
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The painting captures a quaint, serene room bathed in natural light that seeps through a tall arched window. In this room, an elderly woman with joyful eyes and a gentle smile is caught in a moment of playful gesture, as she pretends to wear an oversized metal helmet, likely reflecting a lighter, whimsical moment. Her attire is rustic and practical, featuring a brown vest over a white blouse, complemented by a frilled bonnet. She gently supports herself with one hand on the floor while lifting the heavy helmet with the other. To her side, an unadorned wooden table holds mundane objects - a jug, and bottles in varying sizes, perhaps containing drink or medicines, hinting at daily life's simplicity and functionality in this setting. The backdrop, a plastered wall and a sturdy stone floor, frame this endearing scene, highlighting a moment of levity and life's simple joys.


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Many people see Remigijus Januškevičius' works and say "it's like a fairy tale", and this applies not only to the plots, but also to the serene mood of the paintings, which attracts the viewers.

In Remigijus Januškevičius' paintings, balloons soar into the sky, orchestras play and an eternal celebration of life takes place. The inhabitants of the artist's world are free and carefree, making music, sitting on the grass under the trees, pouring tea, dancing or rowing boats. Januškevičius is always fascinated by the abundance of detail, with every leaf of the tree, every instrument and tea cup painted in the finest detail. Together with the warm light in the painting, they create a dreamy atmosphere, and it is interesting for viewers to explore the work for a long time, discovering something new.

The artist himself says that his work aims to uplift the human spirit, to encourage people to find themselves in a world that is good to be in, and the popularity of his work only proves that he is succeeding in this.