The Last Crimean Sketchbook series by Elmira Shemsedinova documents etudes which the artist has made during her last trip to the peninsula in 2015. Having returned in Kyiv, the artist transfers watercolor etudes to a canvas. Leaning on traditional technicians, the artist creates modern works. Her large-format paintings looks as a watercolor sketches on paper. Not only technical finds considerably distinguish the last Shemsedinova project. The series equally reflects her feelings and documentary memory of the Crimea. The fact that it seemed insignificant, daily, imperceptible earlier, has suddenly found weight for the artist, became important. Fragile momentary experiences recorded in watercolor sketches from life, are transformed in the monumental images.
Elmira Shemsedinova's creative approach is consonant with Alina Yakubenko's acrylic works. They are also a kind of document of individual memory. Alina worked on the album daily, recording her visual experiences. This fixation of the local landscape, time conditions of the day, events on Biryuchiy Island. Her work on the sea, on the plein air, about people, about nature. Biryuchy is almost identical to the Crimea. It is the resort area on the Sea of Azov. Part islands are allocated under the reserve, along other territory of a braid settle down the recreation facilities which have grown on the basis of the Soviet sanatoria. Biryuchy and the Crimea divides only several kilometers by sea. Is much similar, but there are also distinctions.
Both artists work with nature, both create the document, leaving from cartographical accuracy and expressing individual mythological top wasps. But everyone, at the same time offers the option, using the technical course, the palette, expressing the character.