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WILT
11-23-2011, 02:00 PM
I did this to rest my brain after painting those steam engines ,I found a piece of canvas so I thought why not .

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2011/96969-milkmaid.jpg

Linee
11-23-2011, 05:10 PM
Lovely color and treatment, and what fun!

chammi kaiser
11-24-2011, 09:11 AM
I like the grainy texture and the colours. Almost looks like a tapestry. Bet you had fun!!

Charlie's Mum
11-26-2011, 11:51 AM
It's rather lovely!
Not sure what 'pobs' are, but it's a fair take from Vermeer - lovely light, caught well:)

WILT
11-26-2011, 08:28 PM
Thanks to everyone that posted, and as I remember ( I,m now over 60), Pobs, was bread soaked in milk and given to young children for breakfast . but perhaps someone will correct me ?

OkeeKat
11-27-2011, 05:00 PM
Just fabulous colors and shading... has an old world look to it.
well done!

purplepansey
11-27-2011, 06:02 PM
Well done but not sure what pobs are. Recognized this right away.

Margaret 59
11-27-2011, 07:27 PM
Nicely done Wilt. Had to Google it to find the original as I hadn't seen it before.
What size is your painting? If I attempted that it wouldn't be resting my brain, more like testing it!

Mz_Sketch_Pad
11-27-2011, 09:10 PM
love it very old world

WILT
11-28-2011, 07:18 AM
Thanks again folks,

The painting is 11" x 8" on quite a coarse piece of canvas hence the the very noticeable texture. I should have gesso'ed the canvas before starting but it was only done on a whim.

plec
12-08-2011, 08:27 AM
Nice piece has a gentle value and I agree with Kathie, a nice old world feel.
Best wishes,Ken.

WILT
01-17-2012, 03:44 PM
Our art group re-convened after the Christmas break and as I hadnt really sorted out something to paint I took the Vermeer back in for a fiddle ,everything is really work in progress with me I,m afraid , I often only give up out of fatigue <grn> :-


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2012/96969-Vermeer.jpg

Karen70
01-17-2012, 05:21 PM
It's wonderful!

Faded
01-17-2012, 06:55 PM
I like this a lot, has a real Old Masters feel to it, well done.
-David

WILT
04-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Thank you Karen and David for your kind remarks.

sultry
04-21-2012, 09:22 AM
Very nice, so much to see in this painting

BettiePage
04-23-2012, 11:33 AM
This is beautiful, i love the antique look it have!

siberart
04-23-2012, 11:40 AM
Love the soft quality of this painting! The colors are restful to the eye.

inmystudio
04-25-2012, 04:30 AM
Lovely.

AllisonR
04-25-2012, 04:56 AM
I love Vermeer and you have done him justice. I recently did Girl with Pearl Earring, but this is a more interesting study.

Milk Toast. At least that is what my mom calls it. She detested it. To this day, and she is nearing 80, she won't touch a piece of bread unless it is crisp. I make a wonderful dessert called Rasmali, which is similar in concept but 500% better.

WILT
06-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Thanks to all the recent viewers and posts .I hadn't checked on it for a while ! I did enjoy doing this and would recommend copying the odd " old master "
I think I learn't something along the way.