Monday, August 26, 2013

On the Credit Score

A Nod to Jan

My current painting owes more than just a little bit to the genius of Jan Vermeer, and to his Little Street.

I think he needs to get the credit (but maybe he'd rather not).

In any event, since he's neither around to be thanked, or to protest, I've given him a nod at the tippy-top of my painting, on a tower that's behind the main buildings.

This is an oversize detail. The real bit is a mere .75 x .75" (1.9 x 1.9 cm). Still, it's there for all who have eyes to see. It's one of the monograms he used in signing his own work.

Thanks, Jan!


  1. Don't forget to put your own on. We wouldn't want to see you dragged away by Interpol.
    Looks like you are having a lot of fun with this one!

  2. ....actually it could never be mistaken for a Vermeer as he always painted his interior floor tiles on the diagonal...just to make the perspective a litle more difficult.

  3. If, even temporarily, the world could be fooled by van Meegeren, then it's kinderspel----tiles or no.

  4. Looks like a masterpiece painting anyway. Must be nearly finished by now. Can't wait to see the finished piece.