From the very first works of Nikolai Krymov, it was already clear that this city dweller, in a special way, is able to present the true beauty of not only modern houses, but also a high level of skill in transferring to canvas and village motives.
A bright view of the latter, it is worth noting the work, entitled “At the Mill.” At first glance it may seem that the picture is “raw”, and the work itself is incomplete, but the longer and more closely you look at it, the whole canvas as if comes to life and seems not just a work done with paints, but an exact copy of a fragment of sleep or some kind of effect. moving picture.
The realism conveyed in the picture is striking, it seems how many shades of nature exist in nature, even a little, compared with the amount that can be observed in this master’s work. Thanks to such combinations of green colors and correct transitions from the technical point of view, it seems as if every single leaf on a tree is moving as a light blow of the wind.
The reflection of trees in a river running past is surprisingly mirror and reliably traced. From the name it becomes clear that this picture was painted just at the bottom of the mill, where the river flows down. At the right bank one can observe a peasant who, hunched over, sits on a log. He is not the main thing in this picture, but thanks to him the picture does not seem so alone.
According to the character it is impossible to make out for what purpose he is sitting there and his mood, we can only assume that this is a man from the mill, went downstairs to get some rest. The picture is made in warm colors, despite the cold colors of the river and sky. Also on the right bank you can observe small houses with chimneys and fences, they stand modestly and as if shrouded in dense foliage of trees.