Friday, April 27, 2012
The goal was to start coloring, a soft glaze, just looking for the colors, trying to match those in the painting, how they were before they aged. I like doing that and I think that I was doing pretty well until I reached the sky. I put a color down, I scraped it, I started again, scraped it again, and no matter how much I tried, did not even come close to the real thing. There is an instructor to this workshop, I'll ask for help. He's there mostly for guidance and to make sure we don't run amock,. I don't see him more than once or twice. In his defense, we are one copyist per gallery, so the poor man has to go from gallery to gallery to see his students.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I wish the best painting time wasn't around 6:30 - 7 in the morning, but, one must follow the light.
I titled this one Spring because after I was finished I could see the yellows and greens pemeating the entire painting.
These little landscapes are the essence of my painting experience, my favorite thing to do and the only reason why I get up so early.
Oil on canvas. 4 x 6
Monday, April 23, 2012
Oil on board. 12 x 12
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thanks my friend, come and get it, you know who you are.
Oil on canvas. 2.5 x 2.5
Friday, April 13, 2012
I still spent some time very lost in the galleries, it did not get any better than last week.
After the workshop was finished, I stayed in the European Galleries and just looked in awe, especially in frond of Diego Velasquez's "Juan de Pareja", and Rembrandt's self portraits.
Today was a good day!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
I chose Judith with the Head of Holofernes, painted by Massimo Stanzione(1585-1656). This picture dates from around 1640.
I am an official "copyist" at the Met; my canvas was stamped on the back, as not to be confused with the real one, and I have a permit and a locker!!
The workshop is only 3 hours. Today I worked mostly on the charcoal drawing. It was a pretty exhausting day, there's a lot of walking and the first day was pretty disorganized. And of course, I got lost a lot!