Spring has sprung, and Easter just passed! There’s starting to be blossoms on the trees and nature plays of tug or war of frost and sunlight. In this atmosphere I have finished a master painting after Fragonard, “The Chase”.
It is 16″x 20″ oil on linen, and available for purchase. Also exciting, is that I am releasing a small limited edition run of prints of this one, out of 50, each one hand signed. To nab yours, click here!
In the Spring I feel a draw towards simpler clothes, the velvets an sparkles of winter are put away and light cottons like this white peasant top come out. I think of Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun, the favorite portrait painter of Marie Antoniette who made it fashionable to wear light, cotton clothing comfortable for moving and working. Her style was so influential that she even convinced the queen to sit for a portrait wearing a simple cotton dress, unheard of in that time.
Having just finished watching a documentary on Ms. Le Brun, I’m very inspired by her life and will be sharing more bits and pieces of her career in future posts! For now, enjoy the Spring as much as I will…