Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pencil study of a Rembrandt portrait..

Rembrandt study by kevin gough

22cm x 30cm on 150g/m cartridge

This is a pencil study of Rembrandt's "Self portrait with a walking stick", 
for this I used Derwent pencils, minen leads and an oil pitt pencil.
I find doing pencil studies of the old masters is really usefull. Its always 
great to see masterworks but often it may be only for minutes, very 
rarely does anyone get the chance to stare for hours at the one work.
To do a pencil study its necessary to spend hours looking 
at the one painting in order to interpret it to the best of our
ability... a good way to learn.

Thanks for Looking :) 

7 comments:

  1. Kevin, i'm speechless .... great 1

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    1. Thank you Peadar, very kind of you to stop by and comment :)

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  2. WOW! Super good Kevin. You should try painting this.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, an idea worth thinking about indeed, what a challenge that would be :)

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  3. where can one buy your work Kevin ? I love some of the oils.
    Orlagh

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Oh wow ! a comment, I just love comments :) thanks very much.

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