Title of Original Illustration: Poltava Duet
Medium: Watercolour and Pencil Crayon
Ukrainian dancers begin to train at a young age and the dances often require partnering boys and girls. This whimsical illustration was inspired by the bashful reactions that the fellows have when asked to dance with the girls. “Really…I have to hold her hand?!” Is frequently the comment! The costuming and dance style of the Poltava region is best known and represents the fluid lyrical impression created by the wheat fields dancing in the wind.