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04-16-2014, 04:42 AM
Veermer :
Copy of "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" Comparison with the original painting (small picture)
Oil on Wood 40 x 46.5810724

04-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Excellent copy. World's better than Penn and Teller's "Tim" ;)

04-16-2014, 12:25 PM
Thank you BrushBeater, sorry my english, but who is Penn or Teller's "Tim?

04-16-2014, 01:17 PM
It's a movie claiming that vermeer used optical devices to make his paintings, and this guy Tim recreates a vermeer painting with a head mounted mirror.

04-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Ok thank you for information

04-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Lovely copy, post some larger sections if you have. You captured the colors and mood well. So many bad copies out there, it's nice to see a pleasant one. Have you looked at the essential verneer website - very useful info about his pigments, use of layers (not so much overdone glazing as people thing).

04-18-2014, 09:41 AM
I did not know the site, it is very interesting, thank you. However, the job is not yet finished. When it is completely dry, start with the glazes. The problem is that I do not know the true colors of Vermeer. Each photo of the original work is different.

04-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Yes, you have to guess what colors he had and used. However, most of his pigments are listed on the website I mentioned, even info about his under layers and what areas of the paintings he glazed. I plan on doing a Vermeer soon, but I have way too many other paintings that must get finished first. I bought and love the book Johannes Vermeer - royal cabinet of paintings Mauritshuis, the hague.

Nathalie Chavieve
04-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Nice work. Please, post some more pictures of your copy in progress.

04-22-2014, 01:39 AM
Unfortunately this job I just grisaille

04-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Amazing copy! You did an excellent job. Thanks for sharing.

05-01-2014, 03:22 AM
You have managed to capture the face in very precise detail, the smock is less exact but that isn't important so much. It may be worth considering using Grisaille technique to introduce colour, and it would be a real learning experience perhaps.

Keep up the good work. Adie :-)

05-02-2014, 10:22 PM
This is fine master study! Excellent Walter...better than many I have seen. I've always wanted to do this one but have not so far. Vermeer is so subtle making him an ultimate challenge.

My Website: http://krmontourfineart.com/

05-22-2014, 02:38 AM
End of work

05-23-2014, 10:38 AM
This is my own copy of Vermeer's Girl with Pearl Earring. Hope you like it.

05-25-2014, 05:13 AM
This is my own copy of Vermeer's Girl with Pearl Earring. Hope you like it.

Hello Caoimhin, your copy of Vermeer, technically it seems well-made, well-known, however, that:
1 - the color tends generally to 'orange, but maybe it depends on the photo.
2 - the resemblance is a bit 'different from the original.
Best regards

Mr Brainwash
06-17-2014, 04:59 PM

My still unfinished version of the painting.

06-27-2014, 09:42 PM
Which pigments did you use to glaze/layer skin tones? I imagine it might be difficult to render skin tones with transparent layers

07-03-2014, 07:15 AM
Hi Walter and Caoimhin

Masterly paintings!

Here is my 'modern day' girl with a pearl earring. I titled this painting"Glancing Back - a tribute to Vermeer".

My painting is not trying to be a copy of Vemeer's work. It is a modern day painting of my model, and is inspired by Vermeer's emotive painting".

Susan Harrison-Tustain


07-05-2014, 06:21 AM
Very well done. Good !

09-08-2014, 12:25 AM
First off, great job to OP for your masterful reproduction. 10/10. This is one of my favorite paintings that I have reproduced a few times as well! Ill post my most recent which was a commissioned piece.


09-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Excellent copy, you've captured the softness of the original quite nicely.

09-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Excellent work... I've been working on it for a while as well but it seems like it will take time to finish it. It seems like he used several ways to apply paint, both scumbling and glazing.

01-25-2015, 11:37 AM

01-27-2015, 10:50 AM
Wonderful thread. I'm glad to see all the various versions.

Anyone want to paint another Vermeer, girl with a red hat? I'm going to start on that shortly.

02-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Best copy I have seen so far. That is my Most favorite painting after Rembrandt's Lady Bathing. You have the advantage of living in Europe's best place of course so .. well done. Hoping to see more of your work.