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Old 03-06-2018, 12:42 AM
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"Girl With a Pearl Earring" copy - MI

8 1/2 x 11in oil on paper

This is my first attempt at painting a portrait (or tronie in this case) and I love Vermeer so this was an obvious, although not very original, choice to start with. I painted it at a smaller scale, and used multiple photos for references. It's painted with multiple glazes and layers.












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This pic shows the scale. The painting is taped to the back of a Monet book.

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Old 03-06-2018, 08:30 AM
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It looks great! What did following in his footsteps reveal to you?
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Very nice - you probably learned ab glazing process!
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Those Monet books can be very useful! Nicely done.. immensely hard to copy this well and you did a strong one!

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Re: "Girl With a Pearl Earring" copy - MI

Naturally, as soon as I think I'm done, I see all sorts of things I need to fix. I ended up fiddling with the white collar, did some knife work on the head-wrap and shawl, added another glaze of black on the blue of the head scarf, etc...

Of course this all led into painting the cracks that are visible on the original. I suppose I should probably stop now...








upside down knife work...there were lots of interesting highlights hiding under the last few layers of glaze...



highlights scraped on shoulder...



Started painting the craquelure, must. stop. now.

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:16 PM
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Re: "Girl With a Pearl Earring" copy - MI

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It looks great! What did following in his footsteps reveal to you?
Thanks. I came to the conclusion Vermeer was not a Bob Ross kind of guy. No "happy mistakes" here. Every bit is deliberate and intentional.
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Very nice - you probably learned ab glazing process!
Thanks! I usually paint in glazed layers so this was right up my alley...
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Those Monet books can be very useful! Nicely done.. immensely hard to copy this well and you did a strong one!

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Old 03-08-2018, 08:53 AM
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almost there...








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