The best way to get into the mind of a master is to copy their work. I have only copied a few master images in the past and most of those were quick and simplistic, much like this painting. One day I may pick out a piece that I’m very interested in an try and reproduce it to the best of my ability.
I was finding it very hard to get some good detail in this painting, maybe because I refused to use any really small brushes, but I’m sure it was mostly due to my lack of experience. Time to start up on the self portraits! And speaking of self portraits here is a Rembrandt that I stared at for a long while in the National Gallery in D.C. Pictures will never do it justice… Although the Google art project link to the painting comes close.
Close up from Google art Project