Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Copying an Old Master

Our homework this week was to "copy" 
a very detailed and complicated Old Master painting

using the fewest shapes possible.

My version of  Vermeer's "The Letter"
8 x 10 oil
(image shows inaccurate colors,
but you get the idea) ) 

The exercise is a great way to force yourself to
simplify and focus on the shapes
 in the correct colors and values.
I loved doing this.


  1. I love this exercise! Do you teach this or ('homework') are you a student....if so where?! thanks, Manon

  2. I love this Nancy. I so wish I could be taking this course!