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November 8th
12:32 AM
Work in Progress: A Portrait of LeonardoOil on Linen Panel (crop) - Part II
Commissioned by a client in Florence, this is actually the second go I’m having at this particular portrait. After an irreversible mistake I made in the original painting that made the surface quite unstable, I had no choice but to start over on a new panel.
This is the underpainting, almost done. Colour glazes to follow. 

Work in Progress: A Portrait of Leonardo
Oil on Linen Panel (crop) - Part II

Commissioned by a client in Florence, this is actually the second go I’m having at this particular portrait. After an irreversible mistake I made in the original painting that made the surface quite unstable, I had no choice but to start over on a new panel.

This is the underpainting, almost done. Colour glazes to follow. 

August 1st
5:20 PM

Work in Progress: A Portrait of Leonardo
Oil on Linen Panel

A couple of months ago, I was commissioned by a client in Florence to paint an oil portrait of ‘a young Leonardo da Vinci’, and I thought it’d be nice to show a few progress steps of the work done so far… :)

As with my other (digital) paintings of him, this is based on various 15th century depictions we have of Leonardo that have been generally accepted by historians.

April 15th
7:17 PM
#15o413(Reconstruction)
A small portrait of Leonardo to mark his birthday…
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#15o413
(Reconstruction)

A small portrait of Leonardo to mark his birthday…

November 13th
7:44 PM

[ Work In Progress ] 
Canvas Size: 36x48 inches

Messy beginnings of a Leonardo portrait that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. That’s pencil, ink and acrylics on a canvas textured with tissue paper and acrylic paste. The first layer of oils is drying…

August 16th
7:39 PM
Untitled(Reconstruction)
Seeing that I rarely seem to draw or paint Leonardo face on, because his nose is just so much more magnificent in profile, this one felt strange for quite some time. - It was meant to be much lighter, but somehow I always end up going back to the spectrum of shadows that Leonardo played with so much in his own work…

Untitled
(Reconstruction)

Seeing that I rarely seem to draw or paint Leonardo face on, because his nose is just so much more magnificent in profile, this one felt strange for quite some time. - It was meant to be much lighter, but somehow I always end up going back to the spectrum of shadows that Leonardo played with so much in his own work…

June 17th
7:49 PM

I Giorni
(Reconstruction)

Another painting, modern again - maybe because I’ve not yet found authentic Renaissance clothes I find suitable or appealing, or maybe because I like to imagine what he might have looked like if he lived today.

The title is taken from a piece of music by Ludovico Einaudi.

March 3rd
11:04 PM
From the Shadows(Reconstruction)
"The shadow of a great genius is a peculiar thing. Under Rembrandt’s  shadow, painters flourished to the extent that we can no longer  distinguish their work from his own. But Leonardo’s was a chilling  shadow, too deep, too dark, too overpowering."
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Leonardo, based on available sources and previous reconstructions. The long curls are mentioned by a contemporary from his early days in Florence, so I wanted to see what that may have looked like. And of course, this is also a homage to the “Salvator Mundi”…

From the Shadows
(Reconstruction)

"The shadow of a great genius is a peculiar thing. Under Rembrandt’s shadow, painters flourished to the extent that we can no longer distinguish their work from his own. But Leonardo’s was a chilling shadow, too deep, too dark, too overpowering."

΅˚΅

Leonardo, based on available sources and previous reconstructions. The long curls are mentioned by a contemporary from his early days in Florence, so I wanted to see what that may have looked like. And of course, this is also a homage to the “Salvator Mundi”…

February 8th
8:43 PM
Da Vinci(Reconstruction)
“Do not reveal, if freedom is dear to you, that my face is the prison of love.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

΅˚΅
Keeping it simple: Using available references, namely Verrocchio’s “David”, Leonardo’s own “Adoration of the Magi” and the “Fioravanti” self portraits, as well as Melzi’s exquisite profile drawing of Leonardo to compare, build and refine his facial structure, here he is again.
Obviously, artistic license was taken with the hair and eye colour, though he has been described as blonde and blue eyed. The freckles are my personal touch - may I be forgiven.

Da Vinci
(Reconstruction)

“Do not reveal, if freedom is dear to you, that my face is the prison of love.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

΅˚΅

Keeping it simple: Using available references, namely Verrocchio’s “David”, Leonardo’s own “Adoration of the Magi” and the “Fioravanti” self portraits, as well as Melzi’s exquisite profile drawing of Leonardo to compare, build and refine his facial structure, here he is again.

Obviously, artistic license was taken with the hair and eye colour, though he has been described as blonde and blue eyed. The freckles are my personal touch - may I be forgiven.

January 29th
4:46 PM
THE BATTLE OF ANGHIARI
"Addì 6 di giugno 1505, in venerdì, al toco delle 13 ore, cominciai a colorire in palazo. Nel qual punto del posare il pennello, si guastò il tenpo e ssonò a banco, richiedendo li omini a ragione. Il cartone si stracciò, l’acqua si versò, e rupesi il vaso dell’acqua che ssi portava. E subito si guastò il tenpo e piovve insino a ssera acqua grandissima. E stette il tempo come notte."
"On 6th June 1505, on Friday, at the stroke of the 13th hour I began to paint at the Palazzo. At the moment of putting down the paintbrush the weather changed for the worse, and the bell in the law-courts began to toll. The transfer sketch came loose. The water spilled as the jug that contained it broke. And suddenly the weather worsened, and the rain poured down till nightfall. And it was dark as night."
[ The fresco was doomed from the beginning, it seems… ]

THE BATTLE OF ANGHIARI

"Addì 6 di giugno 1505, in venerdì, al toco delle 13 ore, cominciai a colorire in palazo. Nel qual punto del posare il pennello, si guastò il tenpo e ssonò a banco, richiedendo li omini a ragione. Il cartone si stracciò, l’acqua si versò, e rupesi il vaso dell’acqua che ssi portava. E subito si guastò il tenpo e piovve insino a ssera acqua grandissima. E stette il tempo come notte."

"On 6th June 1505, on Friday, at the stroke of the 13th hour I began to paint at the Palazzo. At the moment of putting down the paintbrush the weather changed for the worse, and the bell in the law-courts began to toll. The transfer sketch came loose. The water spilled as the jug that contained it broke. And suddenly the weather worsened, and the rain poured down till nightfall. And it was dark as night."

[ The fresco was doomed from the beginning, it seems… ]