Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Completed Pope Francis Portrait


23 1/2" by 29 1/2" oil on canvas

    It was a pretty quick turn around on this painting.  As I said before it needed to be completed in roughly two weeks so the paint would be dry enough for varnishing and shipment to the Vatican in December.  Click on the label below to see the painting in its various stages.

9 comments:

Christine Piper said...

Simply marvelous! You did such a good job capturing the pope's likeness!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Christine!

Stephen Anderson said...

Superb! It's always so cool to watch your projects go through the process. The Vatican will be lucky to have this. Super cool, my friend!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Stephen! This is the first time it's worked out recording the painting progress. I've finally found a way to take the pictures without a glare.

Matthew Green said...

Fantastic!

Jason Peck said...

Hey Anthony, Wonderful Portrait! Photographing a painting can be tricky. Ive tried everything to get rid of glare. One thing I just learned is changing the exposure on the camera helps on some paintings.

Artist Mark Carder has some great videos on YouTube about photographing a painting. I'm watching one right now and taking notes.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Fr Green.

Thanks Jason. I'll have to watch that video. If I can get a flash to come at an angle with a reflector on the opposite side, I think I can get a pretty good photo. I need to get some new equipment though.

Don Coker said...

Very nice, sir!

Debby Bird said...

Wow, how did the the Vatican hear about you? Did they approach you or did you approach them?