Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Summer of 2011 I was able to acquire long sought instructions from two competent tutors in Italy, in addition to touring most museums in Rome Florence and Venus. The picture that captured me most was Judith, by Artemisia Gentileschi and with the assistance of my talented tutor Joan Canevori I began painting a copy. I first saw the painting in
Rome and we worked in with a small museum-book copy. When I departed Florence Florence for the painting was unfinished. Arriving in Milan there was a show of Artemisia's works from all over the world. The Judith painting now resided in this show, as it had been moved from Milan Rome to . I was able to view it very close at eye level for hours. The show offered for sale a beautifully detailed poster of the painting, imagine my surprise to find that the poster and my painting were scaled one to one. After returning home I finished the painting with an intent to restore my painting to the croma and finish that the painting had when created in sixteen hundreds. I considered the evidence on the painting such as minute paint flaking and the effects time had on different colors using information I was able to research. Of course, we will never know if I got it correct but I made the effort up to the level of my humble skills. Milan
Friday, August 13, 2010
Sunday, May 09, 2010
In 2007 I finished a three year-long sought after goal, to research, stage and paint my impression of the Biblical heroin RUTH. Jessica Sandiego is the beautiful hard working model that made it all possible. The dress called a cheton was researched and made with the help of Chuck Dell, the setting was composed from scenes from Pompei.
I call it: Ruth 24"x36" The Renaissance Revisited
This is my painting of the British Royal Navy's Ship the Bounty as the mutineers say goodbye to Tahiti for the last time. They will sail to Pitcairn Island in a successful effort to escape the Royal Navy wrath after their mutiny and capture of the ship against Captain Bligh. I researched the ship, Bounty, all dimensions and rigging are all technically correct.