View Full Version : Rembrandt portrait study

09-02-2011, 11:30 AM
Hi, Hope this is the right place to share a portrait I painted recently and ask for some advice. I'm having a lot of trouble getting the proportions of a persons face right. Does anybody have any tips, I would really appreciate any help.
Study from a rembrandt. Gave myself one hour to paint it. :-)


09-02-2011, 03:12 PM
Welcome to the forum, very nice to have you with us.

In an hour I'd say you aced it.

My suggestion is maybe to go visit here and take a look maybe there is something that will help, but I don't think you are far off at all but having a few basics in anything under your belt is also important.

The brush freedom here is exciting, all in all I think it's great.


Rick G
09-02-2011, 04:14 PM
I think you did a great job, especially for the short time you allotted yourself.

I ran across this tutorial on portraiture that I think is pretty helpful:



09-02-2011, 07:46 PM
Thank you very much for your nice comments :-)
those links where very helpful.

I'v put other 1 hr painting in this thread, hope thats okay ? This portrait was copied from a photo. The proportions of this one are off, but I like the way it came out. :-)


09-18-2011, 03:52 PM
I like both pieces and the idea of doing them in one hour does seem to lead to a freshness.

09-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Both portraits are great, you did well for the short time!!
Love the looseness/brushstrokes in these.
You also might tray to cross post in the PORTRAIT Forum for more advice and suggestions.
Keep up the great work!!

Margaret 59
09-18-2011, 07:28 PM
Good job on both ,please keep posting.