Dutch Opera Series

While visiting the historic Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, I studied and sketched the Baroque Dutch still-life paintings by Willam van Aelst, Simon Verelst, and Jan Weenix. Sketching the pictorial structure of these small, unassuming pictures, I discovered an underlying energy that borders on the ecstatic. The result of this initial encounter in Oxford is The Dutch Opera series.

Dutch Opera Installation

Dutch Opera Series
each painting is 80″ x 60″ (approx.)
oil on canvas