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This Caravaggio study was painted using a grisaille and then a couple of semi opaque color layers over the top. I was just looking for constructive criticism on how I can improve, with regards to the painting process /materials and technique.
01-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Beautiful study ! I also like very much Caravaggio and have done some paintings and copies in his style using a grisaille/dead layer technique some years ago. But later on I have discovered, that he wasn't using at all grisaille or this kind of underpainting in his painting technique. Usually, he was starting to paint on the dark tone prepared canvas.Then, a lead white was applied over the lightest and highlights areas of the painting.
Here is an example of his technique.
Thanks very much for the advice ill have to give it a go like that on the next one. I had a look at the stuff on your website its really great .
Thanks again for the advice.
01-22-2014, 02:05 PM
Painting is not of my taste - she is breastfeeding her father. I think in the original it looks like that, your copy, he looks more like he is fishing for the breast, not suckling - something is just off. But you have wonderful expression in her mouth and eyes.
Very interesting Nathalie; I will keep in mind if I ever make a Caravaggio copy!
03-04-2016, 09:31 AM
When the price of milk become unbearable? :)
Well done thus far....
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