View Full Version : Marie-Louis de Tassis after Sir Anthony van Dyck

07-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Greetings all, I'm a new member who has just discovered this very interesting site. :clap: My interests are primarily with portraiture and to a lesser degree, landscape and still life.

My latest copy is a portrait by van Dyck "Marie-Louis de Tassis". The original is 120cm tall by 93 cm wide (47.2 inches x 36.6 inches). Mine is 48 inches x 37 inches. I guess the biggest problem with following a masterwork is choosing the "right" version of the work, as I have not seen the real piece in real life. The internet and books have numerous different "versions". Anyway, long story short, the first picture is the original (Wikipedia link) followed by my attempt. Thanks for viewing.

Pictures below as it appears the site allows me to post images/URLs after I have made two posts or more. Sorry for confusion. :)

07-11-2013, 07:57 PM



07-11-2013, 08:01 PM
After Sir Anthony van Dyck (48 inches x 37 inches), oil on canvas


07-11-2013, 08:02 PM
I added more blue to her Renaissance stiff collar and cuffs.

07-12-2013, 07:38 PM
Wow! Gorgeous! Sandi

07-14-2013, 12:55 AM

Dana Design
07-14-2013, 12:05 PM
EXCEPTIONAL work! Amazing and beautiful. The clothing is stunning and the skin tones are spot on! Well done. And I think your signature belies your talent. Can't wait to see more of your work.

07-14-2013, 04:15 PM
Wow, that is super work! Have you done others?

07-14-2013, 05:05 PM
Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

By-the-way, welcome to WetCanvas, if you need any assistance with the features of the site, please click on the links in my signature line..particularly the FAQs link.

07-15-2013, 06:05 AM
Absolutely exquisite. I especially like your use of soft and hard and the subtle color shift changes, i.e. in her puffy left sleeve. Would love to see some cropped versions of your work, the lace and puffy plume thing look as delicate as the originals.

07-15-2013, 06:19 AM
Thanks, I was a bit concerned if I "over-blued" her collar and made it look artifically luminescent with the very light white tips.

07-15-2013, 06:23 AM
I did this one not long before. She probably needs no mention ... :)

I did indeed get "lazy" with this one. The blue couch in the background from the original has more silky patterns to it (go to The Met's site to zoom in on the original). http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/150000154

Thanks for all your comments though. Great site! :thumbsup:

After Ingres, oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches (with a touch more blue eyes :wink2: )


07-15-2013, 03:43 PM
You really do these very well indeed, thanks so much for sharing! I look forward to seeing more of your work!

07-17-2013, 03:09 PM
Absolutely amazing. How long did they take you?

07-18-2013, 01:43 AM
Adding up into a "concentrated burst" of activity, I would say about three weeks on the average. But in reality I put it aside for a few days and pick up again etc. like we might do feeling frustrated / distracted.

07-18-2013, 08:50 PM
Please teach me :) geez. I will strive to get that good.

08-04-2013, 09:56 AM
Wow, amazing work!! Improvement on the originals :)

Would love to see a work in progress some time, they are always so helpful and I usually learn a lot from watching how other work.

08-26-2013, 12:40 AM
:clap: Wow!

08-29-2013, 11:13 PM
wow,it is so good,I was thinking it is a digital art,so really.wonderful job!