"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Monday, July 21, 2014
Renoir as an Old Man
Renoir as an Old Man / 20x1 / oil on artboard
Experimenting with a new support from Canson called Artboard and I like it very much. Renoir was painted from an old black and white photo showinghim seated in his studio. I was fascinated with his hands which were completely crippled and distorted as a result of severe arthritis. I just could not bring myself to paint them however. I read recently that he actually tied brushes to his hands in order to paint when he could no longer hold a brush.