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Max Whitten
09-11-2010, 10:32 PM
G'Day to all,

For my first attempt at posting and uploading an image, I thought I would try this thread with any early portrait of the Master, Rembrandt. The exercise was painted in an attempt to capture the modeling technique in the flesh tones as well as the contrasting freshness of the brush strokes in the garments and cap. The background colors have been modified from the reference material which was rather weather beaten. Painting Size 46x38cm (18x15in.).

Painted some years ago, it was part of my early years in learning portraiture. All critique welcome; I have broad shoulders. Hope you don't mind the Ozzie salutation.
Regards to all.

Value is more important than color.

09-20-2010, 04:05 PM
crit would be- too orangey
positive tings would be- fantastic early attempt- lik to seewht you do now if that was youre learning years
i love how youe dne the eye youve got something that cant ba taught or learnt hats for sure
sorry ineednew keyboard- this one is imposssbleeeeeeee

Arthur Oster
09-30-2010, 04:09 PM
I assume that this IS the original Rembrandt!

Max Whitten
11-04-2010, 02:35 AM
To all Oil Painting enthusiasts;Many thanks for your encouragement. No Arthur it's not the original! lol; just my meager attempt to learn.

11-04-2010, 03:33 PM
Wow! You must have inborn talent!

11-10-2010, 12:55 PM
Nice work.

Sunu Tri
03-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Good job!!

07-21-2011, 06:39 AM
omg, I love this Max,
I wish my learning attempts would be so beautiful hehe :)
Please keep painting and sharing.