oil on masonite
I do paint a lot of this subject - people inside of art museums - and I want to give you some insight on that. I love being in a museum looking at artworks. It's good for the soul, always. So I particularly enjoy painting the scenes I witness. Although some may see redundance - I can tell you, in person, there's more to it.
With some, I am so interested in the painting within my painting - most of the time, I choose my favorite works. And when reproducing those paintings, my mind wanders to what the artist was thinking. With some pieces, I focus more on the figures - how they relate to the artwork that they were viewing. And with some, the artwork is secondary, the figures were just there, but the area or lighting or brushstrokes are my main focus. And this painting is just that to me. I love the strong physique of the guard, the horizontal lines and the brushwork staying just loose enough for my liking. Taken from the Art Institute of Chicago.