Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Working on the Bouguereau portrait and feel like I am making some progress, fixing some drawing errors and started a copy of Carl Bloch's Christ. I am becoming painfully aware that my edge quality is not up to par.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bouguereau Update

After looking at this copy I realized that I could put it a lot farther and there is still a lot of errors to fix. It is testing my patience. I really don't have the patience for this, but I realize that patience is it's own reward and that craftsmanship and workmanship is born in the fire of affliction. Still is process and may be for the rest of my life.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In Process

This is a portrait of Natalie Malan. I am not sure I did her justice and there is something not right that I can put my finger on. Feedback welcomed.

Carl Bloch

Carl Bloch is one of my heroes. I did this copy to gain a better understanding of his paint applications. The values are a little too dark.

What Difference a Few Years Makes

Here is a copy of a Rembrandt I did in 2007, 2009 and one that is in process.