View Full Version : Rembrandt Study, WIP

02-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Also posted in Portraits but find this thread interesting as well.
Still a little work to do on the nose and eyes.
Green Omber underpainting and 2 layers of color wet-in-wet.
Limited palette: green omber, ivory black, van dyke brown, red ocre, yellow ocre and zinc white. regards Walter


02-11-2012, 01:38 PM
Excellent. I got to see the original one day, even though the museum was packed I had the room to myself. I walked in and it was to my right, turned and he was looking right at me. The eyes pull you in. The painter in me started doing calculations as I walked up to it, the wrinkles at the eye...how did he...

no. he didn't.

That booger. Alls he did was flip his brush over and etch those wrinkles in with the back of his brush.

I just walked on to the next masterpiece shaking my head.

02-13-2012, 05:22 PM
Update .... and call it a finished study. regards Walter


02-14-2012, 04:26 AM
I'll say it is finished..... Bravo !

04-28-2013, 07:08 AM
you need sticky paint to paint like rembrandt

Mr Brainwash
12-06-2013, 06:12 AM
It looks more like a Rubens. Good work!

01-03-2014, 12:25 AM
Well done! I particularly like the way you handled the ruff. I'm curious - did you find this more of a challenge - or less - than when you first decided to paint this image?

08-03-2015, 04:43 AM
Late reply, the ruff was relatively easy as there is no detail, the most difficult part I found the shadow side of the face as that is very dark and still has to look natural, I used quite. Lot of vanDyke brown and yellow ochre in these shadow parts. I till love the paintings from Renbrandt and thinking of doing another study but than a bit more lose and with thicker paint layers. Walter