Monday, February 07, 2011
Daily Painting Practice - Did Vermeer wear glasses?
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.
Then visit the Rijksmuseum and scroll down to a still life by Jan van Huysum(click the link)
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.