Portrait of Rach

As she likes poetry I shall endeavour; Writing verse, though I’m no poet however. All who see her know her face is sublime; Any error in feature is but mine. Yet what I love most cannot be painted; Her voice divine, unadulterated. As a soprano she’s verily skilled; her words like honey, from her lips … More Portrait of Rach

More Practice

I bought a new easel so that I can now paint with canvases up to 130cm. To ease myself into painting bigger I started with a modest 50x40cm canvas panel. I found it more fun than my smaller paintings. The easel is adjustable so I painted standing up instead of sitting down. I found this … More More Practice

Study of St. Barbara from Raphael’s “The Sistine Madonna”

I was reading Dostoevsky’s “The Adolescent” and the Sistine Madonna was mentioned. In the notes to the novel it states that he owned an engraving of it and the painting is mentioned in some of his other novels. Intrigued, I googled the painting and was stunned. Naturally, I had to do a master study of … More Study of St. Barbara from Raphael’s “The Sistine Madonna”