The Goldfinch - Master painting study by Renee Brennan Art ~
8'x10" oil on canvas board
Trying something a little different. Painting the masters! Wow, it is so much fun and interesting to push paint around that mimics a painter such as Dutch Master Carel Fabritius 1622 -1654
It's such a great learning tool to concentrate the subtle color changes of his brushstrokes.
I did leave out the chain on the birds leg as in the original. (see below). There is a tutorial by
Miss Mustardseed on how to paint this. Her's turned out wonderful...AND she has other > tutorials < Check it out! (I did print out a copy to go by as well) ;)
Here is the original painting with signature and chain on birds leg.
Carel was born in the Netherlands 1622.
He was a pupil of Rembrandt during the Dutch Golden Age movement
Fabritius died at the age of 32, in 1654, the same year as his painting.
He was caught in an explosion that left a large portion of Delft in rubble.
His painting now in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands.
I hope to visit someday.
Another note is Author Donna Tartt wrote a thriller book about this painting
and has been adapted into a movie. Both called The Goldfinch- of course!