Sunday, January 11, 2009

Me vs. Caravaggio, Round 1

I've been sick for a few days so, not being able to get out and about, I decided to set up the easel in our living room and try my hand at Caravaggio's "Saint Jerome Writing" in brown conte. Astute theologians and art historians will notice that I left out the skull because... well, no good reason, it just didn't seem to fit in my drawing. It was fun to sit down and actually spend a few hours on a drawing in a way that I really haven't been able to on some of the things I've drawn from life recently. I think I also developed a new appreciation for what a monumentally bad-ass painter Caravaggio really was.

1 comment:

  1. Great head!
    Caravaggio is pretty amazing.
    Hope that you're feeling better.