Although my last post was a few months ago I’ve still been painting. I haven’t felt like writing because my law course was coming to an end so it felt like I was spending all my time either reading or writing. It paid off since I got a distinction (the highest grade, roughly equivalent to … More It’s Been a While
I took a long break from painting because of exams but I’m getting back into the swing of things with a copy of a portrait of one of my favourite composers by one of my favourite artists. I tried painting this in a bolder style more akin to Sargent but I don’t think I do … More Copy of Sargent’s Portrait of Gabriel Fauré
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”
I wanted to practice painting a beard. I think I made the mistake of going for too much detail and contrast in the beard, which I’ll have to bear in mind in the future.
Study of “Day”, also known as “Hemera”. I chose to do a study of this because I wanted to improve my linework and I think Bouguereau is best for that. I also wanted to practice both the female nude and fabric folds. Further, I already had a poster of this painting which I stuck onto … More Study of Bouguereau’s “Day” (1881)