After Rembrandt - Portrait of an Old Man - Sara Calcagno

Some thoughs about studying the Masters

Like most of us, I love Rembrandt  and his paintings.. In particular, I find his portraits particularly beautiful and intense and I totally love his technique! I like the thickness of his painting and the apparent  roughness of his style in some points. Rembrandt was certainly very modern for his times and I find his …

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A color study of autumn colors

Last sunday I made this little colored painting with the technique wet on wet (or “alla prima”). The subject is a basket full of red and yellow apples. It is taken after a photo I made a couple of years ago, exactly in an autumn day like these ones. Autumn inspires me always very much. …

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Copy after Todorovitsch - by Sara Calcagno

Studying Todorovich

Dear friends, just a little study after a painting by Joseph Todorovich representing a red-haired young girl outdoor in plein sun and with closed eyes. I love this portrait, I find it poetic and full of magic. If you wish to commission me a portrait, I would love to paint an impressionistic painting.. I love …

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Studiare Roberto Ferri..

Dopo diversi studi su Rembrandt, Velazquez ed ultimamente, uno su Caravaggio .. è arrivata la volta di Roberto Ferri. Roberto Ferri è uno dei pittori  contemporanei  che preferisco,  i suoi dipinti hanno una forza ed un’energia che pochi pittori riescono ad eguagliare.. E, come se non bastasse, ho la immensa fortuna di averlo come maestro. …

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Self portrait with Caravaggio

Uncomfortable  situations… 😊😊 Self portrait with Caravaggio (work in progress) Dear friends, this is the painting I’m working on in this moment. It’s a study after Caravaggio but it’s also a self portrait (with him).. At the moment I’ve almost finished Dave and Golia (Caravaggio) but I’ve got still only the drawing of me. As …

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