'Girl with a Pearl Earring' from Vermeer

‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ from Vermeer

Art studio exercise: copy this famous painting by Vermeer in pastel on paper board. Aim: learn more about hue, chroma, value, and technique–in traditional painter’s approach to a young female face. Yes, this took days to do, but I learned so much that I still use: especially how to move from a thumbnail-size sketch to a larger-scale artwork.–An art in itself!