Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. Accession Number 72.31.3.Gift of the Contemporary Art Society.
| Image Notes
Reference Vermeer: Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid, c. 1670-72
Vermeer, The Concert, c. 1665-66
Vermeer, The Love Letter, c. 1670-72
| Artist's Notes
In 1968 (sic) I painted a large canvas, now in the Indianapolis Museum (of Art), in which I used three of Vermeer's compositions, but at that time my technique was much more direct. Direct, in that I painted with pre-mixed colors achieving the images with each color mixed and tested on the palette. After each color was tested for value, I applied it directly on the canvas with a brush. This is direct painting. A more immediate approach, which follows the illustration more than the technique (of Vermeer). (unpublished notebook entry, 1978. Ronald Vance, transcriber's note, 2012: An American Vermeer was painted in 1968/1970)
Herron Gallery, Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana