Today turned out to be hands and fabric day. I think it could have easily been a day to work on the soldier, but that will have to wait.
I rushed to get to the Met, and I began painting shortly after 12 pm. To my surprise, I was able to get little closer to the painting than the other days, which was very nice.
Because there are so many visitors coming and going I have been setting up my Easel pretty far away from the original painting. It’s really hard to get at all the little details, but I decided that will paint what I can see. Besides, when really necessary, I can walk up to the painting and see what I need to see.
Reworking the hands took some time because the positions of them are slightly different the original. I also made some modification to Peter’s cloth to compensate for all the little changes that I have introduced.
I also realized that the lights in the gallery 601 are changing constantly. I noticed this when the entire room lit up. While the change was shocking, I was able to see much better. Some colors will need to be adjusted once again…
- Met Copyist Program – Week 1
- Copying Caravaggio – Week 2
- Painting at the Metropolitan Museum – Week 3
- Mastercopy: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Week 4
- The Met: Gallery 601 – Week 5
- Painting the soldier’s helmet – Week 6
- Mastercopying Caravaggio at the Met – Week 7
- The Denial of Saint Peter: Woman, Life, Freedom – Week 8
- A Master Copy – Diego Velázquez- Done for now
- The Denial of Saint Peter (La Negazione di Pietro) is a painting finished around 1610 – Read More From Wikipedia