"My Girl with a Pearl Earring"    33 x 24 cm   (13 x 9.5 ")  oil on raw canvas            In my version of Vermeer's painting, I changed the colour of her eyes and the bridge of her nose and here she is... I Started painting her in a special "Medieval Painting Techniques" Course I took at the Musee du Louvre in Paris. We were practicing how to make oil paint from scratch as it would have been done in those days, mixing dry powder pigments with oils. Vermeer is of course from the XVII th century but he still would have used a similar technique. We are so lucky now a days to have all the paints already industrially prepared for us....         
   "Nature Morte"    16 x 23 cm  (9 x 12 ")  acrylic on canvas            This tiny painting is inspired on the simple beauty of  Chardin's still life paintings. I went to see an exhibit of his work for the first time here in Tokyo and just had to express my appreciation of what many think of as boring European art but that is in fact very calming and beautiful in its minute depiction of every day objects.....         
   "Nieve"   ("Snow")    23 x 30 cm (9 x 12")  oil on canvas     This small painting, although different, is clearly inspired on Monet's  "La pie" (The Magpie) but with no bird in sight..      I very much admire the Spanish painters Goya and Sorolla, the first for being a clear impressionist painter ahead of them all and the second for his exquisite treatment of light. The impressionists being my all time favorites I still very much enjoy any style of painting that can make me "feel" or "guess" the painter's mood. For this reason I also  enjoy abstract art....      
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