View Full Version : Caravaggio - Saint Jerome Writing W.I.P

10-06-2012, 03:12 PM
I put this one on my easel (again) yesterday in the hope to finish it soon. Oil on linen 80*115 cm. Didn't work on it for more than a year or so, so it should be dry by now at least :-)


10-07-2012, 01:09 PM
Here are the previous stages of the painting for those who are interested.

C&C's more than welcome!





10-07-2012, 03:03 PM
Hi Clutterbilly, I thought this was real Caravaggio, you have such nice contrast going on, and the drapery, colors, focal point, all is good! Caravaggio would be proud of your work!

10-07-2012, 05:01 PM
Wonderful work. It's great to see the stages, thank you so much for sharing.:clap:

10-15-2012, 09:55 PM
Extremely inspiring!

10-16-2012, 03:29 PM
Thank you for showing us your work in stages. It's difficult for people to comprehend what the outcome is going to be when oil painting. I go to an art class on Fridays and when I once took in a painting I was working on and they saw the first stages they looked at each other and you know what they are thinking.....'what on earth is that'. A lot of people expect 'oil painters' to daub their paint on but I prefer the 'fat on lean' technique and 'smooth blended' like yours.
Lovely work Clutterbilly, .......:thumbsup: :clap:

10-23-2012, 04:46 PM
@Thinky, InkyEs, lambssuper and Marie; Thank you for your nice feedback and comments!

Haven't been able to work on this painting for a while (unfortunately) but I will keep you posted in case of an update!

10-28-2012, 09:52 PM
This is great!Really well done. Im going to try a Caravaggio one of these times also.

04-28-2013, 07:31 AM
no knowledge of drawing shown in this copy. or the foundation which caravaggio draws from knowledge of anatomy, fake lighting, planes, proportion, perspective, etc. this copy was made by looking at what was there and copying it, that is not what the masters did. they invented 70% of the painting and figure and head, and they used the model 30%. in order to do a master copy well, you need to know the same things caravaggio knew. and those are, the drawing ideas i just mentioned.

04-28-2013, 08:14 AM
Practice what you preach derek123.

05-10-2013, 05:11 PM
i do

self portrait in pencil using knowledge

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2013/106565-selfp.jpg :confused: :clap:

06-19-2013, 08:58 PM
Liked your painting, carravaggio. I paint in the same technique and I love the method of fat over lean and glazing!!! SRP.

06-24-2013, 07:59 AM
Looking good so far. I have just returned from Italy, where I saw this painting in the flesh. Jealous? :evil:
You have captured the chiaroscuro aspects quite well, and the hallo is delicately done. I think if you study the original, the poi is his somewhat vertical pen in contrast to the somewhat horizontal book - they play off each other and bring us to the scull and cloth. Fix your pen - longer, lighter, should be an easy fix. Also study cool versus warm in the original. The original has a cool background, which contrasts nicely with the warmer foreground, in yours all is warm. Cool your background.

06-25-2013, 04:49 AM
Wonderful work.
I'm going to try a Caravaggio one of these times also. Probably the "Bacchus (c.1595)"

07-21-2013, 12:00 PM
Very nice.