• Watercolor Elga Dzirkalis The Light Series Shadow Walk

    Shadow Walk. 22″ x 30″ Watercolor on Arches 300lb

  • Watercolor Elga Dzirkalis The Light Series Lunch At The Foscarini 05

    Foscarini Café. 22″ x 30″ Watercolor on Arches 300lb

  • Watercolor Elga Dzirkalis The Light Series Piazza Sunlight

    Saint Mark’s Square. 30″ x 21″ Watercolor on Arches 300lb

  • Watercolor Elga Dzirkalis The Light Series Anna By The Window

    Anna At The Window. 30″ x 22″ Watercolor on Arches 300lb

  • Watercolor Elga Dzirkalis The Light Series Inner Light

    Inner Light. 15″ x 22″ Watercolor on Arches 300lb

I am fascinated by light, and how it can reveal a subject in a powerful and mysterious way. The play of sunlight and shadow create dramatic settings for these compositions.

“Foscarini Café” on the Grand Canal, with its umbrellas casting shadows on the figures, provides an intimate oasis from the intense sunlight of Venice.

In “Inner light”, a sunlit studio with its complexity of light patterns becomes a metaphor for “living in the light” as does the window sunlight in “Anna at the Window”. “Shadow Walk”, portrays lovers walking on the edge of the bell tower’s diagonal shadow. In “Saint Mark’s Square”, sunlight is painted in layers of yellow glazing and a multitude of figures in bright Venetian light, become a metaphor for
life itself.

Inner Light.

  • National Watercolor Society 89th National Juried exhibition

Saint Mark’s Square.

  • Honor Award. Aqeous Open.
  • Pittsburgh Watercolor Society International Juried Exhibition
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Juried Exhibition