The picture I started with is from a book I've had since early 80's. I've kept it because I don't throw stuff away, and I like this picture. It has been in storage most of this time. I happened to think of it recently when thinking of another project and wanted some
idea about how about how to do it
. I did learn.
To answer your
questions, I learned the book is a museum art department book, (C)1980, and the painting is apparently owned by that museum. The book itself seems to be a biography containing a few other both black and white and color photos of other paintings, owned also by other entities (not the museum.)
Typing the artist's name into google brings up ___paintings.com, complete works at .org, and a few others others. I really like his work--I have only recently seen more of it--in the last weeks as I worked on this one. I can learn a lot from them, and would like to do more. If I can safely offer them for sale, I'd like to.
I used a googled image to help understand parts of the book photo. Actually, because of the net, I was able to do more.
So,what do you think? Is there a copyright issue?