Thursday, September 3, 2020

Thursday Art Date: The Old Masters

Hello Friends, 😊



Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is The Old Masters. I wish I had more time with this theme, I had so many neat ideas! But I was lucky that Bugs Bunny was able to squeeze me in for this tribute to Johannes Vermeer's "Girl With A Pearl Earring". I actually really love this oil painting which was painted in 1665.



I decided to take a page from Leonardo da Vinci's book. He did a self-portrait back in 1512 titled "Portrait of a Man in Red Chalk". Here's my self-portrait: "Portrait of a Woman in Red Pastels". 😊😊 Actually I used hues of red, orange and yellow for this one. This was a simple, very quick sketch. I tried to capture da Vinci's facial expression in my own.





That's all for now folks. Thanks for your sweet comments on my last blog post. I feel like I'm on the verge of burning out again and I'm taking time every day to relax, do yoga and meditate - it's helping me a lot. Please check out the link gadget below to see more The Old Masters artwork! I'll be back to visit you all in October! 🎃🎃

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Fiery Rain Eye (I did this at photofunia.com!)

September 10th: Next Thursday's theme is Eyes and Ears. Click on the link for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Thursday Art Date With Rain. Click on the link for a description of the art date as well as a list of upcoming themes. 

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! The link gadget expires Sunday at noon (EST).

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33 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hope you are enjoying your time away. With all you have to look forward to, I can see why you would need one. Bugs did a great Vermeer. It's a beauty and so is your lovely self portrait. SO much better than a selfie.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your elegant Bugs Bunny today! At school we did lots of red chalk drawings, yours is beautiful. It's a medium I love. Look after yourself, and get plenty of rest if you are feeling so tired, you've shouldered a lot lately. Hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

I have never seen bugs look so sexy.
Love your self portrait. Keep looking after yourself. Please.

Betty said...

Hello Rain, I like your self portrait. eyes and ears - I think this will be an interesting one for next week :)

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Hello Rain,
as an old master, Miss Bunny is very pretty and so much fun.A beautiful drawn woman face.
Leonardo da Vinci's sketch is very fine.I find this drawing fascinating the facial features.
Always have a good rest, that's all been pretty much. All the best in September you two and your darlings!
Love hug Elke

NatureFootstep said...

I like your self portrait. :) Not sure though how bugs thinks of becomming a woman. :)

As it happens, you have the same color palette as I have on my grass painting. :)

Take care and take it easy. :)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

You're not going to believe this but we both used Vermeer's "Girl With A Pearl Earring" for this week. Ha-Ha! Talk about great minds...okay, mine isn't all that great but still I like saying it. Anywho, your cartoon replication is fabulous. I love how fun you are with your art. Hey, nice job on the self portrait. I definitely see the resemblance. I'm not ready to tackle such a project. :) Thanks for pushing me through your weekly art themes. I love the challenge! Have a doodletastic day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your self portrait is beautiful. Take care, enjoy your day!

creativeseconds.com said...

Your self portrait turned out beautiful ~ Yes keep taking deep relaxing breaths and take one day..one moment at a time

Christine said...

Beautiful fun and creative work this week Rain always a pleasure to see what you have come up with.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Your work is fantastic, love both!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your Old Master reproductions are great! Bugs looks SO fetching!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Your self portrait is lovely.

When I become overwhelmed, which seems to be more frequent now, meditation, some yoga, and walking helps me immensely. Peace can be found,

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

So you think Bugs doesn't mind being cast as a girl :) I toyed with the same picture, but she looks so modern (doesn't she?) I decided to go with a different theme. But, that said, Great Minds Again ... I also did DaVinci. I love his work even though he seemed to show himself to be a sourpuss in his own self portrait. Your self portrait makes you look serious or maybe even a little sad(which I know you aren't) so I was glad when you said you were trying to look like DaVinci. I know you are busy, but you still manage to put up a great post in spite of it. Busy is probably a good thing in these dark days, so push on, my friend, it will be worth every bit that you accomplish. Stay well ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Kokopelli said...

*LOL* I was thinking about this exact painting and doing my own version of it!

Laurie said...

I love it all, what brilliant job you’ve done. I know you’re busy as heck too so I’m really impressed. I messed up big time posting my entry to your challenge but until I master this new blogger there may be many bumps in the toad. I love that bugs,,bunny,, take care my friend,,

John M said...

I'll have to try photofunia.com!

Gillena Cox said...

Luv you Bugs old masters take. Happy Thursday

Much🐇love

Nicole said...

I love the self portrait 🧡

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hi Rain bugs wears that pearl earring very well, I think he enjoyed posing for you judging by his smile. Lovely delicate self portrait, the background colour is very calming. I hope you are now taking time out for you and one step at a time with life. Life has been so busy my end with family and work and trying to run with the weather and finish outdoor work before the weather gets any wetter. Look forward to October, it's my favourite month of the year.
Hugs Tracey xx

Jeanie said...

These are just fabulous, Rain. I love the Girl with the Pearl Earring especially. SO much fun.

Jenn Jilks said...

You do beautiful work!
You have a lot of work to do. You have a fabulous work ethic, though, so I know you'll chop things off the list.
Take care!

Rosalea said...

Your art, as always, is amazing. You've had a very busy, exciting and eventful year, so no wonder you need time to rest. Take care of yourself.

gigi-hawaii said...

I love your art with the Old Masters techniques. Fun to look at.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

You are so demanding of yourself .. you need to take breaks, this is a fun thing to do and one of my favorite movies was The Girl with the Pearl Earring.
Normally I am a huge Van Gogh fan ... but you have some beautiful hues of orange and red .. well done !
I am a yoga student .. self taught .. more on the Yin yoga side .. it has helped me enormously .. I started when I was 15 but life got in the way .. so almost 2 years ago I committed to it and it truly does help in so many ways.
Good luck with the list .. you will be fine !

baili said...

hi dear Rain
missed you when i was away

oh i never saw bugs looking as gorgeous :)))

AMAZING ART !!!!!!!!!!!!

i loved your self portrait either ,this is lovely ,specially i liked eyes ,quite intense

best of luck for your yoga and art ahead my friend
more blessings!

Lowcarb team member said...

"Girl With A Pearl Earring" has always been a favourite of mine.
Your art looks good.
Take care of yourself.

All the best Jan

DVArtist said...

Hi Rain. I am playing catch up. This eye recovery is not as fast or as pleasant at my surgery a month ago. I love your master piece and your self portrait. Brilliant. I see you made cheese. I was going to make some today but got caught in the garden all day. I checked one of my potato containers and big purple potato was coming up out of the dirt. So I had to take care of those. Stop by my blog tomorrow to see the bounty. Hope all is well with you and that your new place is giving you joy. Hugs N

Sandi said...

Didn't Scarlet Johannsen play Bugs in a movie? He looks just like her here! 😂

Cockeyed Jo said...

Oh, no! Bugs is in drag again!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Bugs as Vermeer was an interesting portrait, Rain, but I enjoyed the self portrait a bit more. Hope you will get everything or at least many things done while on your blog break and see you when you are back.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I admire your courage in continuing to put your art out there. I could never do it.

Cloudia said...

Thank you, Rain. Sincerely, Cloud