Everyone has a favorite painting. Mine is Repin´s “Letter to the Turkish Sultan”. The characters are portraited with so much life and gesture that it automaticly makes me grin all over my face. I have always wanted to create a painting inspired by this one, but with fantasy characters around an inn table.
In a month’s time I am going to St. Petersburg to do a workshop. I will go to the art museaum and see this specific painting in real life. I know I will cry a little, and then I will start sketching my own scene.