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Old 06-08-2005, 03:06 AM
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WIP Mona Lisa in Homage to Leonardo da Vinci

Portrait of Mona Lisa (1479-1528), also known as La Gioconda, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo; 1503-06, Oil on wood, 77 x 53 cm (30 x 20 7/8 in); Musee du Louvre, Paris



This is my start. Charcoal on gessoed mat board, 77 x 53 cm.



Iíve read that da Vinci started the Mona Lisa in 1503 and finished it four or five years later. The ARC site lists the time painting the Mona Lisa as from 1503 to 1505. Another web site said da Vinci spent ten years painting her lips.

Most of the digital images of the Mona Lisa on the web are not very big and not very good. I posted links below to the two sites with the best digital images Iíve found.

The best digital image Iíve found on the web is this one. It is 800 x 1184 pixels and the colours seem reasonably good. http://www.wga.hu/art/l/leonardo/04/1monali.jpg

The other digital images I found that are helpful are on page one of the da Vinci paintings at ARC http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/art.asp?aid=186#

This is one of the most comprehensive, may be the most comprehensive site about the Mona Lisa and da Vinci.
The Mona Lisa on the Web http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/monalisa/

Twenty one photos of the Villa Vignamaggio, birthplace of Mona Lisa, Greve in Chianti, Italy. http://www.lodgephoto.com/galleries/...i/vignamaggio/

Explore Leonardo's studio http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/leonardo/studio/
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Re: WIP Mona Lisa in Homage to Leonardo da Vinci

Hi Bruce....I heard he took six years to paint the lips.... ....will be watching with interest as she is a favourite of mine....I think you will do a good job....in a fraction of the time....... ..the drawing looks good....
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Yay!!!! hooray!!!

go for it, Bruce!!

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Bruce - You are off to a good start! I really respect your jumping in there and trying this one! I am going to enjoy watching as you work on this one! Good going!

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Hi Barb, thank you for your encouragement. Iíll try to do the best job I can on this, but I donít hold out much hope for it. I like the colours thoughÖlol


Dave, It might be a bit presumptuous of me, but Iím going to take the liberty of assuming from your comments that you approve of my current project. Jolly good. Iím rather looking forward to getting to work on the old girl. Although Iím a bit disheartened by the knowledge Iím copying the work of the second best the renaissance has to offer. Still, one must push on. Cheers.


Hi Kim, thank you for your encouragement. I donít know how fast Iíll be able to paint this. The Storm still isnít done and I started that 9 or 10 months ago. Iím really just doing this as a lark to get more brush mileage. At least with this mileage Iím sure I wonít run out of oilÖhahaha.
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Dave, It might be a bit presumptuous of me, but Iím going to take the liberty of assuming from your comments that you approve of my current project. Jolly good. Iím rather looking forward to getting to work on the old girl. Although Iím a bit disheartened by the knowledge Iím copying the work of the second best the renaissance has to offer. Still, one must push on. Cheers.

Yes, certainly - I thoroughly approve!
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Couldn't resist your invitation to your WIP, Bruce. Looking forward to seeing this develop.
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wow, I feel like I am in the oil forum.....hey everyone! Bruce, you AMAZE me! You're leading the Monet this month AND doing Mona!?????????????? Two totally different mind sets & techniques!!!!!!!
Terrific start.....
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Hi Cathleen, nice to see you here. Itís because Monet and da Vinci worked so differently that Iím glad Iím doing these at the same time. I feel Iím learning a lot more this way. I wonder what the Mona Lisa would look like in Monets style? Wouldnít that be wild!


Hi Zoe, nice to see you. It could be a week before I post the verdaccio. I was working on it tonight. Iím working on eight oil paintings, four pastels and one acrylic painting. That should keep me busy for awhile.


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Wow...Bruce ...what do you do in your spare time?????
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Bruce, I'll be cheering you on with this one.

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Oi, me old china plate! How was your show Mikey? I hope you sold a lot. I decided to do a verdaccio for this one and then start a proper canvas, do another verdaccio and glaze the colours on. And you know how fast I work so this could take yearsÖ.lol


Hi Kim, In my spare time I work to bring peace to the world for the benefit of all mankind. But seriously, Iím sure youíre very busy as well. You have your family and your mural and Iím sure other bits and bobs as well. Most people are rather busy with life the way it is today. Iím no different than anyone else. Although, I do have a title now. Iím Baron of TalentÖLOLÖI love that one, itís a play on words and it always makes me laugh.
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Hey Bruce, I guess this is one to really enjoy doing if it's going to take a long time. It'll be a useful thing to do though.

I sold one painting and got my money back for the show expenses. The comments in the visitors book were more than I could possibly have hoped for. But what can I believe? One guy says the best show he's seen in that gallery. Another says my work is better than anything in The Rugby Collection in the main gallery. Oh really!!!!!!! Better than our Stanley from Cookham, well I don't think so. Anyhow it was what the people liked.

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The only thing to believe is to believe in yourself. Congrads on your sale. Now that youíve made a sale youíll make more sales by word of mouth.
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Bruce - you are a brave, brave man taking this one on!
I'll be cheering you on from the side lines! (I'm the one with the pom-poms!)
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