Monday, February 07, 2011

Daily Painting Practice - Did Vermeer wear glasses?

How close to your work do you get? My nose gets paint on it.
Thank you to all who added their comments last week. One hundred percent thought the titles should be painted in... easier said than done.
 Did you catch the broken glasses I am wearing.  ($1.50 magnifying glasses from the  grocery store). I am scratching into the paint with a  quill pen.
This is Norman Rockwell's "Art Critic". I have been caught  numerous times by art museum guards getting my nose too close. Now, thanks to Googleartproject and several museums around the world, we can all get  our noses closer than ever before.GO TO
http://www.googleartproject.com

Then visit the Rijksmuseum and scroll down to a still life by Jan van Huysum(click the link)

http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/rijks/still-life-with-flowers-and-fruit-59
 keep zooming in to find the bugs crawling all over the painting.
I love this site.I can't believe the detail!....and I don't need my glasses.


Meanwhile back at the easel...I've started adding  the titles. The one leaning on the left was supposed to be "The scarlet Letter" but I don't think it goes with the painting so I am looking for  a different one... Any suggestions?

By the way thanks to  Amy Mann's comment last week. She spotted that the mahl stick Rembrandt is holding was at a perfect 90 degree angle to the book. I agree it was too distracting. Imagine the nerve I have  changing Rembrandt's work...

One more title!...then clean up and I think ...finished.

10 comments:

Cheryl Pass said...

Amazing! Your skill on small details is over the top, Peter. I am so impressed. Love the theme and composition, too!

I'm curious about the quill pen "scratching into the paint." Any chance you would fill me in on how you did those titles?

Thanks for sharing your work..I always enjoy coming to your blog!

Amy Mann said...

LOL! Thanks for not being offended by my comment! I love your work, and this is a gem of a little painting.

Anonymous said...

Good post and good painting. It has old bookshop atmosphere. Rembrandt may be rolling over in his grave, or maybe he's thinking you've improved his work. A guy as old as he is should be glad he's still paintable.

Lizzy

Anonymous said...

Good post and good painting. It has old bookshop atmosphere. Rembrandt may be rolling over in his grave, or maybe he's thinking you've improved his work. A guy as old as he is should be glad he's still paintable.

Lizzy

C. Munoz said...

I love it!! It's got that warm, read-by-the-fire feel. Try Alexander Pope for the book title. Then you'll have a representative from 4 centuries in a row: Shakespeare 1500s, Vermeer 1600s, Pope 1700s, Dickens 1800s.

Shea said...

the time traveler

Mary Sonya Conti said...

yes, that makes it sing. A blend of artwork and written word; well done

Ricardo said...

Hi I want to congratulate you for the great work they do, I love the painting you do, the colors and tranquility that reflects very good work, greetings.

Thomas Fluharty said...

Nice bro. Love to see you painting traditional in this digital day. Great work.~T

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