Size: 10"W x 6.5"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
This brass handrail and architectural feature caught my eye while at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
I frequently spend time in the museum, sketching paintings and studying the techniques of great artists. However, beauty is often in places that are in the background as we go through our daily routines.
This functional handrail has helped many people get up and down the stairs at the art museum. It is a work of beauty in its own right, and the notched brass form is a contrast to the smooth marble wall behind it.
This painting was done in February 2016, on heavy 300 lb watercolor paper.
ithomsonart.com As an artist based in the Washington, DC area, I have been fortunate to study and learn in the region's museums and art schools. I have worked with a number of artists in fine tuning technique, and I believe in the traditional methods of developing representational drawing and painting skills.