I completed this little (8x6") oil painting on wood panel I titled "Sagnatore" (Italian for dreamer) for the coming Bowersock Gallery show in Provincetown, Mass in mid July. I'll post about that as the date gets closer. Anyhoot, I share my art studio with a book binder and she has all these wonderful old books with old, yellowed and stained parchment...beautiful surfaces and textures...instant nostalgia. Grouped with an old key I bought at an antique shop, it is an homage to all things wonderfully venerable.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
There she is, the little dreamer. I've loved this little DaVinci drawing since I first saw it as an art student back in the early 90's. Leonardo really owned that ambiguous gaze thing (Mona Lisa). The wonderful mystery executed with that smokey atmosphere he pioneered (chiaro scuro) have haunted my dreams for years.