Today I found my finished oil painting-my altered version of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
In my painting the ‘girl’ looks more like an old lady…
I actually didn’t intend for her to look like that but I’m just telling everyone that I did it on purpose. I painted the headscarf a greener shade than the original, because I thought it would contribute to a more mystical atmosphere. Her lips are painted pinker than the original. I wanted her to have a weird, modern edge.
It didn’t turn out exactly as I had planned, but oh well. In my defense, I’m more of a watercolor person. This was the first time I had ever done a proper oil painting on a canvas. I guess it’s an okay-ish first try? Right..?!