For the past several months, I have been conducting personal research on Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings and notes with the help of the Archives of the Royal Collection in London. The result is this painting inspired by Da Vinci’s drawing.
After Da Vinci- Sketches for The Battle of Anghiari 1504-6
Oil on Paper
44cm x 34cm
To have that unlimited access to his work is just an out of world experience. I think I may have learnt more about art during my time in the Archives of the Royal Collection than my time at art school.
What I’m aiming to achieve from studying his drawings and to paint them is to understand his vision and enhance my own knowledge of man and nature. I’m not attempting to be like Da Vinci. I can only hope to gain a personal insight to his thinking.