First Visit to Florence
This is part of a series of still life paintings, depicting objects from the art and antiques collection of Dutch 'n' Duchess Art and Antiques, a web-based business supplying mainly to US dealers. This painting features a water or wine vessel of French origin with a chestnut on patinized wood. The challenge is to first track the marvelous at the markets with scrutiny, making sure the antiques are genuine. My signature item in this series will be a chestnut placed somewhere in the composition to form the basis for a body of related works for exhibition.