Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel
8" x 10"
Last Wednesday I spent the entire day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. To say that I was invigorated would be an understatement. Room after room, gallery after gallery of paintings from art history were there before my eyes. Captivated by the bravado brushwork of artists whose work I thought I knew so well, I brought home to the studio a clear vision and renewed desire to splash around and show the paint like never before. Today's painting gave me the opportunity to do just that. The subject is a marble figure of Puss in Boots, part of a monument to the author Charles Perrault located in Paris in the Tuileries Gardens. It was late autumn when this reference was taken and the bare ground and sparse greenery allowed for some fun brushwork behind the statue. I hinted at a small carousel that was in the background for a bit of needed color.