20 March 2015

Panel 3 of the Amanda Triptych

I'm finally finishing this little series with the 3rd panel of the Amanda Triptych.  This panel took a while to finish because of those downcast eyes...very challenging.  The perspective is complicated.  For guidance, I looked to works by Michael Borremans and Jordan Sokol.  They both seem to favor downcast eyes.

Amanda Triptych (panel 3) 11x14", oil on board


For context, here are all 3 panels together, as they will eventually hang.

Amanda (triptych) 14" x 33" oil on board


...and a brief progression.  As you can see, a fair amount of adjusting was required to reach that final likeness.

 

 
As I painted the 3rd panel, I was thinking about this portrait of Rembrandt from the National Gallery of Art, attributed to an artist in his workshop.  I did a master copy of this several years back and that experience came back when I needed it.  Beautiful image.

Portrait of Rembrandt, Rembrandt workshop artist, 1650

10 comments:

  1. oh my---this is just outstanding...! congratulations, Candace!

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    1. Thanks, Celeste. Always a special pleasure to hear from you.

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  2. These are exquisite, Candace! You should be very pleased with them!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tina. Love what you are doing with your abstractions.

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  3. Your portraiture is absolutely amazing. I know that's an overused word... but it's the best word to describe your work!

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    1. That opinion is mutual. Thanks, Katherine.

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  4. Terveisiä Suomesta, työsi ovat täydellisen loistavia.

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    1. Kiitos, Mauri. Beautiful portraits you are creating in Finland. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  5. Candace, these are beautiful. Thanks for finding me!

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