Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life, said a Greek philosopher. The deeply thoughtful face of a sculpture of Greek philosopher is captured with pencil on paper. Pencil drawing is a simple skill, but it is a great method to preserve the moment of inspiration.
Oil on Canvas 16 X 20 in
Copy of The Milkmaid
by Vermeer (study, not for sale)
Oil on Canvas
16 X 20 in
It is a copy of the famous masterpiece of Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, 'The Milkmaid', or known as 'The Kitchen maid'. It is now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Copying of a masterpiece helps me to share the feeling of the artist. We cannot go back to the time they were, but we can imagine how they lived. We live in a house with modern kitchen equipped with microwave, and with canned food. The face of maid in my painting is younger than the one in the original painting, and the tone is brighter.