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Old 01-13-2007, 01:51 AM   #1
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Rembrandt Portrait_de_vie




I thought this would not only be interesting, but a bit challenging.

I took Liberace's very colorful palette and tried to work with this earthy Rembrandt.

It's amazing how the mistakes just jump out when you see this on your display.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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Hi Beth,

It will always be challenging to copy a Rembrandt, I liked your version very much.

C. ya.
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ps.

Did you use a printed copy to paint this one or from your pc?
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Very nice, Beth!
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:29 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Claudemir Bonfim
Did you use a printed copy to paint this one or from your pc?

Thanks Bonfim and Michele.

I worked off of my mac screen, I know there is nothing better than parking in front of the orginal, but no such luck.

Thanks again.
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:25 PM   #6
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Beth, this is coming along masterfully! Grate job thus far!
Get the values don't fret with the details yet.
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Beth, I like your colors just as well! Okay, I know that's counter-productive since you're trying to copy it. I think those browns are hard to get without actually using browns. Do your colors look more like the "original" in your actual painting than they do on the screen or in a photo? I'm just curious because I always have trouble getting accurate photos of my work-- the color of the original always is more subtle than the photo--and my palette is probably more similar to Rob's.
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First, please let me apologize to Bonfim and Alex for taking so long to reply.

Bonfim I could not for the life of me find my original reference, it must be floating in cyber-space somewhere.

Alex, first I have to qualify that Marvin's eyes would be spinning in his head regarding the color below, also I am notoriously awful at photographing my paintings and then making them worse by tweaking in photoshop.

After studying with Liberace (Rob) for awhile, it is the reason I did this exercise. It wasn't to reproduce the colors of Rembrandt but those on Rob's palette.

This may sound really yuck to a lot of artist here, but it's actually very lovely once you get a handle on the colors.

For transitional Rob uses (these apply to my copy); Cad yellow light, Alizarin Crimson, Flake white and here's the kicker...Phthalo green or blue. I have found the green is blue enough to cover both. Adjust with the flake for the value needed.

For the darks, no white in these areas - it is Cad yellow light, a rose red (he uses a permanent rose that I couldn't handle) right now I am using a Pyrao rose from Cennin (I am sorry, I know I spelled that wrong but the tube split so I had to re tube it and didn't write down the name, hopefully someone can correct me.) and a Cobalt turquoise light. You really need to at least mix some up and see what you get before comment!

I should add the base or what Rob hates to be referred to as "Local Color" is a mixture of the Cad yellow light, rose and flake.

Mischa, thank you for your thoughts, I'll keep an eye on the values.

Here are two examples incorporating these colors, I hope I don't have the color too off in the images. I am without photoshop right now so I'll try to get these to work.
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