Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Representation of 4 Old Masters






Here are the four cards I have finished so far. These are my representations of the artist's paintings. They are from top to bottom:

Portrait of a Woman By Rubens
Julius by Raphael
Emma Dubogny by Degas
Woman with Morning Glories in Her Hair by Jules Le Febvre

I am doing all portraits (at least that is the plan at the moment). I am doing crops of the heads or faces. I like "up close and personal" crops. I don't crop first, I start with one thing like the eyes, then work out till I run out of room. Easier than trying to fit a certain piece in such a small area. These are all graphite with colored pencil and are ATC size (2.5 x 3.5).

5 comments:

Robyn said...

These are great, Jeanne, I particularly love the way you have achieved Degas. Lovely series.

Katherine Thomas said...

This is a neat idea, to paint your rendition of the masters. Have you learned anything about their styles and how they differ, and what made them 'masters'? I don't know much about art history.

Teresa said...

Good job on these. I really like your version of "Emma Dubogny by Degas". Two thumbs up!

Joan said...

These are just super! I like how you start with the eyes and stop when you run out of room. Sounds like a good plan. I was just looking at Anita Davies blog and she sent off her book for the Sketchbook Project. I'll have to get over to Brooklyn some day and check them out. There are quite a few people I know who have done them.

Gary Keimig said...

An interesting project Jeanne.
Looks good and the experience is certainly worth doing it for.