Friday, March 18, 2016

Still life with fish. Original handmade oil painted replica

Handmade oil painted replica. 30x40 cm.
Original painting «Still life with fish» by Luis Melendez (1716-1780).

At last I finished my new copy. This painting made according with traditional technologies of oil painting, using multilayer method.
Here are some photos of painting process.
Firstly I made a thin drawing with pencil.
Then covered canvas with transparent oil paint of warm brown hue. This layer named imprimatur. Sometimes it could be a colored ground, but I prefer to color a white ground.

When imprimatur layer dried, I blocked a surface with color, starting from background. On this step is very important to choose color tone and hue as close to original as it possible, because it’ll be a basic environment for the future picture.

Now I could proceed the objects. Mostly I focused on the form and color. I’ll return to close details later.

Secondary objects are also very important.

And at last, after surface dried, I can devote my time to detailing. Starting from the main objects: lemon, fish, front edge of the tabletop.

Step by step attentively and scrupulously, I filled a canvas, trying to keep as close to original, as I could.

And here is a result. I really enjoyed the process and happy to join in some sense to a glorious masterpiece of my favorite painter Luis Melendez.

Some close up details

Painting is signed on the left bottom (Original sign of Luis Melendez is copied on the right bottom).

Original oil painted replica of classic painting could perfectly decorate as modern as well as classic interior.

▧ Size 30x40cm. Oil on linen.
◆ Price 559 €
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