Besides working on additional large oil compositions of classic car parts, along the lines of my Packard piece, I have recently started some small oils. Small being 8x10 inches and down. Wanted to share the first three steps of one those today. This one is 5x7 inches. No title as of yet.
Small paintings are fun for many reasons not least of which is the fact that they can be completed in one session. I’m looking forward to taking this one to finish because the toughest part is already complete. That being the illusion of depth created through the blurring of the small bud, as well as the use of an abstract but gradated background.
Just one other item of interest for you today, this on the international art front - this week it was decided by the Polish Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski, that the masterpiece “Lady with an Ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci will be allowed to travel to museums outside of Poland for the first time in well over 100 years.
Personally I wouldn’t want to be responsible for making that decision, but I would LOVE to have the job that these art conservators have of cataloging and packing all the priceless works of art that come and go from a museum. To see all the masterpieces up close and actually handle them would be amazing!