This is a very special painting for me. You see, most of my paintings are painted from reference photos that I purchased copyrights to. I am so very thankful for all the contributions made by some of the most awesome photographers on the planet!
This one, however, is all mine! I became inspired to set up a photo studio in my home. I gathered props from thrift stores and borrowed some from friends and I went wild! I set up so many still life scenes! This was one of them.
Inspired by Rembrandt, I absolutely adore his lighting style and technique. It is called chiaroscuro. It’s an Italian word, meaning light coming out of the dark.