Summer time is a long awaited season for en plein-air works. Splashes of sunlight and variety of colors inspire the artist to create landscapes and still-life in an amateur-friendly manner making even the most distinguished painting technics and ideas easily perceived by art lovers. Most of the artists choose to work in the country, where everything is bursting with life and saluting long and warm days, giving a painter uneasy task to depict this nature hooray with its constant change of visible palette throughout the day in sunlight.
In the paintings of Ozhogin and Toropov we can see interesting treatment of color and sophisticated manner of light and shadow expression, although the painting technics vary. Toropov prefers long firm brush strokes, using thick-flowing painting techniques and clear vivid colors which generally create an impression of realism in his works. Ozhogin otherwise uses thick and short brush strokes to capture the essence of the subject not focusing that much on concrete details. He is intrigued with the diffused reflection of objects in the rays of light and juxtaposes his colors side-by-side to create a vibrant palette temperature of the painting.