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speanburgarts
03-02-2010, 09:00 PM
Recently this painting was rediscovered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and confirmed as a Velazquez. I decided to paint it.

Portrait of a Man.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/speanburgarts/vela600.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/speanburgarts/velazquez_portrait_of_a_man.jpg

speanburgarts
03-02-2010, 09:02 PM
This is the dead layer.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/speanburgarts/Portrait_of_a_Man_Velzquez01.jpg

speanburgarts
03-02-2010, 09:04 PM
Moving along, during the creative process I always have a look at my work upside down.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/speanburgarts/Portrait_of_a_Man_Velzquez02.jpg

speanburgarts
03-02-2010, 09:05 PM
I will post more progress later.

cjorgensen
03-09-2010, 01:58 AM
That was nice of them to loan it to you. I look forward to the progress. :)

speanburgarts
03-09-2010, 09:36 PM
Loan it? I wish!:lol:

I did quite a bit of work on it today. I will try to photograph the progress tomorrow and post it.

speanburgarts
03-26-2010, 08:17 PM
Sorry for the delay, here is my progress thus far. I'm leaning towards adding a red oxide hue to the face, I think I used to much yellow ochre.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/speanburgarts/Valcopy1.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/speanburgarts/Valcopy2.jpg

Trond
04-22-2010, 08:36 PM
Interestingly, I made a quick (30-40 minute) sketch of this painting last week. Notice that in your two pictures of the original painting, the lower one was taken BEFORE the restoration and removal of subsequent overpainting. The one above shows the picture AFTER the restoration. If you get a better picture of it, note that the newly restored picture shows much more of Velazquez' lively brushstrokes and cooler colors. Velazquez' technique was normally sketchy, with an amazing variety of brushstrokes, but always very lifelike. Here is a good photo after restoration:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_80M1foVDujM/SqsRAKGyBfI/AAAAAAAAByQ/iZKxNjMofhs/s1600-h/SF+Vel%C3%A1zquez.jpg

Have fun!

willpaintforever
08-17-2010, 09:27 AM
I like your painting very much ....


WOW! I really love your painting space in shown in the first post in this thread. All that glass and natural light.fantastic.