Hans Holbien - A Lady With a Squirrel and a Starling
I really love seeing two of my favorite themes combined in this piece, Nature and Portraiture. Holbien's smooth rendering of her milky skin pulls me in as well as the startlingly brilliant background.
I have a photograph of my daughter in which her face has familiar classical quality to it. After seeing this picture I have a better sense of the setting to put her in. Once it is finished I will post it here for comparison.
I have also been reading up on painting with glazes so this will be an excuse to try a new approach.