Bathsheba Oil on Linen 36x24 in.
Limited Color Palette with Robert Doak Paints
Wanting to more fully understand classic painting and traditional methods as taught by the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, I found those same techniques being demonstrated by Adrian Gottlieb in Los Angeles, California. The painting started in LA and was completed over time in my SD studio. Bathsheba has been inspiring Artists for centuries and today is no different. A woman who lived many different roles in her life; she was a daughter, wife, adulteress, widow, royal harem wife, mother and Queen. Her first child from the illicit affair dies and as a beloved wife of King David she has her second child King Solomon known for his wisdom, wealth, writings and the building of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. A persons life has many twists and turns and often so does a work of art as this paintings provenance continues to unfold.