I am awestruck by the work of the Old Masters. I never tire of studying their works. I particularly loved Vermeer’s, “The Girl with the Pear Earring”. In 2003, a movie was made about the famous painting, starring Scarlett Johansson. After watching the film, (literally – it was probably 11:00 pm!) I was so inspired that I busted out my oils and got started.
I combined the film’s model, with the garments from the original painting. The finished product hangs in my studio to this day. Did you know the original painting was referred to as “The Mona Lisa of the North”?