Look for a superb surprise Giveaway this week, I am so excited and I know you will all love it.
I am featuring a painting that is in mid stage. There is still some glazing and depth to add. It is created on a Signature Canvas which is Linen & 3 inches deep, 48 H x 24 W. It will hang on a Peacock Blue wall until sold, or shown in an upcoming exhibit. The cropping is skewed a bit, I am not an expert photographer yet!!
The Inspiration for my next painting comes from this fabulous portrait , recently discovered, done by Boldini, a student of John Singer Sargent. Breathtaking!! Auctioned for nearly 3 million.
For 70 years, the apartment of the granddaughter of Marthe de Florian, a beautiful actress of the early screen, lay untouched. The rent was paid, the doors were locked, but no one went inside. Until the 91-year-old passed away, and the rooms of treasure were discovered by experts sent to inventory her belongings.
The apartment held various items from before WWII; de Florian had left Paris before the war, and never went back. There were toys and a vanity, furniture and art. But the most shocking and cherished of items was this before-unknown painting by legendary painter Giovanni Boldini.