Thank You to Joanne at the National Gallery. She has been so helpful as have all the staff.
I am very grateful for the warm welcome.
|Very small thumbnail drawing of Rubens study for St. Ambrose|
|You can see how small this is in my journal.|
|I forgot to take an earlier stage, this is about an hour and half into the study. Each time I paint in the museum I feel grateful, pumped- up and humbled.|
|I did do a light imprimatura and a painted sketch including a kind of value map...now I think I am I just trying to get some color and values and keep thinking about the whole painting.|
|Someone came by and took my picture and emailed it to me! Thank you to all the people who were so respectful of my time but also encouraged me with words of support. I can see here that I made his ear too long!|
|I took these last two just before cleaning up...I did tweak two little areas but I didn't bother to re-document. Yep, that ear is too long...oh well, maybe St. Ambrose is known for his fine listening skills!|
|A detail...sorry for the glare.|