Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Project in Progress: Lady with an Ermine

I am finally taking oil painting this semester! 
 I'm in a wee class of 5, and our first assignment has been to copy a Michelangelo or da Vinci.  
Tall order.
I've been working on this little painting, Lady with an Ermine, by Leonardo da Vinci, for 3 two-and-a-half hour class periods now.  I've been easing into it.
Believe it or not, I'm still working on the underpainting.
Her expression isn't right yet, but I have a tendency to work intensely in areas for long periods of time, and then hopping around, neglecting others, and this alters the likeness.  
It won't be until the very end that I will see what she truly looks like.

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