Thursday, 4 May 2017

Rembrandt's Squiggles

We've just been to Hull to take part in the City of Culture celebrations. The best thing for me was seeing a painting by Rembrandt from the Royal Collection.
It is entitled 'The Shipbuilder and his Wife' and has the most wonderful bit of painting you could wish to see. When you look closely at the edge of the shipbuilder's ruff it looks like a mass of squiggles of oil paint but when you stand further away - the magic happens.
In my current painting 'Forget-Me- Nots'  I want to paint sections of  objects coming out of the darkness and this trick of Rembrandt's has really inspired me.
 I won't pull it off ofcourse, but what a great example to follow.

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