New painting in progress

23January 2012

I have been working on this painting for nearly a year now.  I started with an academic study of the subject-matter, the artist that painted it, and then realistic details.  Over the last 6 months I have worked on the abstraction of the original composition with a heavy bias on the content of the narrative.  
I am fairly far along, but the real work starts now as I begin to truly work the composition.
Minneapolis #? “Penitent Magdelene”
This painting at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is my source material.  I have admired this work of art for many years.  I am very happy to present the subject-matter as I see it.
Bartolome Esteban Mutillo    c. 1650-1665
I hope to have this painting completed by the end of March or the beginning of April.
Thanks for reading along…
…I will post more about this painting as I work on it.