" Pondering the Master", oil on linen on panel, 6 x 7 3/4 inches
I often find myself "pondering the master" while painting. This tiny ceramic vessel with its lovely windmill pattern has appeared in my work more times than I can count and I never grow tired of painting it. It brings fondly to mind, Rembrandt, and my trip to his home and studio in Amsterdam. A well-squeezed tube of cadmium scarlet paint complements the blue windmill. The copper coffee can, which contains walnut oil to clean my brushes, was just fun to paint.