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Academic Reconstructions        (my work)                                      (original)

Flemish Oil Painting on Panel*

Deposition, Rogier van der Weyden  

* The steps that I performed to make these reconstructions Are shown at the bottom of this page. Jump to the "Process" section By clicking the button below. 

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Encaustic Fayum Portrait on Board

Unknown Soldier, Artist Unknown

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Pastel on Paper

Woman in the Bath, Edgar Degas

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Venetian Painting on Linen

The Origin of the Milkyway, Tintoretto

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Feather Quills and Bister Ink

Two Frogs, Jacques de Gheyn the Younger

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Buon Fresco

Temptation of Christ, Sandro Botticelli

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Silverpoint on Paper with Toned Ground

Negress Katherina, Albrecht Dürer

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Durer-Katharina

Personal Artwork

Watercolor (11"X14")
Oil on Canvas (9"X12")
Watercolor on Paper (8"X17")
Oil on Panel (10"X9")
Watercolor on Paper (9"X14")
Oil on Canvas (10"X10")
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Hand-bound Book
Watercolor on Paper (14"X10")
Acrylic on Cardboard (10"X10")
Hat 1 [fabric, paint, mylar, wire]
Hat 2 [fabric, paper maché, paint]
Hat 2 [fabric, paper maché, paint]
Hat 3 [fabric, foam, paint, sinamay]
Hat 3 [fabric, foam, paint, sinamay]
Hat 4[sinamay, fabric, paper, paint]
Hat 4[sinamay, fabric, paper, paint]
Hat 5 [cardboard, mylar, markers]
Hat 5 [cardboard, mylar, markers]
Hat 6 [paper, watercolors, sequins]
Hat 7 [cardboard, mylar, markers]
Hat 7 [cardboard, mylar, markers]
Hat 8 [ paper, mirror, ribbon]

Artistic Techniques and Processes

 

Flemish Oil Painting on Panel

Deposition, Rogier van der Weyden  

Step 1: Apply an Ink Underdrawing To a Sanded, Gesso Grosso Ground on Panel
Step 2: Apply Lead-White-Rich Oil Layers Over the Underdrawing
Step 3: Glaze over the Lead-White-Rich Layer with many Layers of Warm Hues 
Step 4: Paint Highlights with Additional Walnut Oil Medium
Step 5: Paint the Highlights of the Tears and Other Final Touches
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Encaustic Fayum Portrait on Board

Unknown Soldier, Artist Unknown

 
Step 1: Make encaustic by mixing earth pigments with the binder Beeswax
Step 2: Use heat (In this case an electric Palette) to liquify the paints
Step 3: Apply Encaustic to a Board Primed with a Dark Ground
Step 4: Use Separate Brushes for light and dark colors to maintain color saturation
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Venetian Painting on Linen

The Origin of the Milkyway, Tintoretto

 
Step 1: Size the fabric support and apply a dark, oil ground
Step 2: cut, stretch, and tack the fabric support to a stretcher
Step 3: define the highlights in the composition in A Lead-White underPainting
Step 4: Glaze over the underpainting with Saturated, Dark hues to give a luminous, warm effect to the paint surface
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Feather Quills and Bister Ink

Two Frogs, Jacques de Gheyn the Younger

 
Step 1: Make The ink (Image Shows Gauls being Ground to make Iron Gaul Ink)
Step 2: Burn the oils off of your Feather and Then Fashion it into a Quill with three cuts
Step 3: Draw precise hatched lines by continually sharpening your Quill and allowing your work to Dry before adding Cross Hatches
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Buon Fresco

Temptation of Christ, Sandro Botticelli

 
Step 1: Make Pigment Pastes by mulling Ground Pigments into Water (add Ethanol to Discourage Mold Growth)
Step 2: Apply the Arricio Plaster Layer and Leave it to Dry completely
Step 3: Wet the surface of the Arricio Layer and then Apply the Intonaco Plaster Layer, Which Stays Wet For Approximately 6-8 Hours
Step 4: Paint With Dilute Pigment Pastes Into the Intonaco Layer like Watercolors