- Oil on board
- 24 x 16 inches
- Available, Framed
Towards Siena by Kelly Borsheim
This original figure painting of the man looking away was done probably in the late 1990s at one of the many life drawing sessions in Austin, Texas. It was not until 2009 that I discovered what to do with this painted sketch from a live modeling session. I cut the much larger board to make my desired composition, and another Italy-inspired painting was born!
I once pondered, "While I was creating a landscape inspired by Siena, Italy, it occurred to me that I was probably subliminally influenced by a lot of traditional Italian portraits, including the Mona Lisa. Except that in this case, I have the subject of the portrait looking away from the viewer and towards the landscape. I wondered if some day after I am long gone, some critic will dig up this painting somewhere and claim that I was making some sort of statement or something. Maybe I should just proclaim right now that I had this very intent and be done with it! hahahah.
Payments planned are often accepted, with no finance charge [ever]. You set the date and the amount you wish to pay each month. One-third [whenever you reach that point] is non-refundable. However, if you change your mind about adding this work to your collection, then you may apply the deposit to any other available Borsheim artwork. No risk!
Thanks so much for your interest and patronage. I hope that you, too, be see the magic in Siena, Italy.
Kelly Borsheim, artist