Monthly Archives: January 2013
The image above, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is my favorite among his paintings. In my art class in 1996, when Vermeer’s works were shown at the National Art Gallery in Washington, DC, my art teacher asked us to copy it. Armed with just a small magazine print of the painting, I started working on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. Below is what came out:
You will see the difference outright but it was not a bad attempt considering that I had only been painting for two years then.
I painted “Voices of Hope”to express my solidarity with the protesting women of the Middle East whose voices against the carnage in their homelands are muffled by politics and guns.
I wish everyone good health, good cheer, and better circumstances in your endeavors. I might as well wish myself the same things. A few thoughts about my art came to mind:
Where is my art going? Is it going anywhere? Does it matter? Of course, it does to any artist. Will I carry on painting? Of course, I will. I just hope that my website will help my art gain exposure and that it will eventually translate into sales so that I can paint some more!